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-based

suffix uk   /-beɪst/ us  

-based suffix (MAIN PLACE)

used to form adjectives showing the main place or area in which something or someone works, lives, or does business: a Manchester-based company community-based programs

-based suffix (MAIN PART)

used to form adjectives describing the main thing from which a particular substance or object is made: This is a cream-based sauce.
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