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base

noun [C]
 
 
/beɪs/
the place where a company does its main business from: The company, which has its base in California, plans to set up an office in Beijing.
all the resources or people that a company, etc. depends on in order to be successful: a company's economic/industrial/research base Manchester United's fans make up 17% of its shareholder base. →  See also asset base , client base , consumer base , customer base , installed base , knowledge base , manufacturing base , product base
a positive feature of a situation that makes it possible for something else to grow and develop: base (for sth) A cut to 10p per share would give a yield of 5.8% and a new base for dividend growth.
FINANCE an amount of money or a number that is used to compare other amounts of money or numbers to, especially as a way of measuring whether prices or numbers have increased or decreased: The newspaper hopes to add several million dollars to its revenue base from the switchover. →  See also cost base , monetary base , tax base
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