NOTE: 'basis' requires a modifier which specifies the operating principles
You can subscribe to this magazine on a trial basis.
John and Mary are on a first-name basis.
The children will need coaching on a regular basis.
Flea markets generally operate only on a cash basis.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
There is no basis for these accusations.
An important basis of Darwinian evolutionary theory is the extensive fossil record.
On the basis of what the analysts are saying, perhaps we should sell this stock short?
What basis is there for John's resentment of Bob?
Trust and respect are the basis for a good working relationship.
Reading, writing and mathematical skills form the basis of a good elementary education
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Placeholder Sense
NOTE: this is a technical mathematical usage used in the context of vectors.
A basis of a vector space is a set of linearly independent vectors that span the whole vector space.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5
NOTE: always refers to 'basis points'
The rates are expected to go up 200 basis points.
It has changed 100 basis points since last week.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)