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basis

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbeɪsɪs/ ( plural bases /ˈbeɪsiːz/)
on a daily/monthly/regular, etc basis B2 how often something happens or is done: Meetings are held on a weekly basis.Being based on or depending on somethingWays of achieving things
on a commercial/full-time/percentage, etc basis B2 the way something happens or is organized: We will consider claims for asylum on a case by case basis.Being based on or depending on somethingWays of achieving things
REASON the reason for something: Marks are awarded on the basis of progress and performance. There is no legal basis for his claim.Being based on or depending on something
DEVELOPMENT a situation, fact, or idea from which something can develop: Dani's essay can serve as a basis for our discussion.Being based on or depending on something
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