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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.
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
(Definition of base noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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