# basis-n; 6 Senses

### Sense Number 1: operating principles that guide some activity

Commentary:BASIS[+procedure][+principles][+operating][+specific]

NOTE: 'basis' requires a modifier which specifies the operating principles

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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.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: foundation, grounds, rationale for something

Commentary:BASIS[+information][+foundation][+rationale]

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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

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

### Sense Number 3: Placeholder: Do Not Choose

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WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Placeholder Sense

### Sense Number 4: a set of special vectors

Commentary:BASIS[+entity][+mathematical][+set][+vector][+independent][+linearly]

NOTE: this is a technical mathematical usage used in the context of vectors.

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A basis of a vector space is a set of linearly independent vectors that span the whole vector space.

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WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5

### Sense Number 5: one hundredth of one percentage point, e.g., in an interest rate

Commentary:BASIS[+quantity][+one_hundredth][+of_one_percent]

NOTE: always refers to 'basis points'

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The rates are expected to go up 200 basis points.

It has changed 100 basis points since last week.

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WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 6: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)

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