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noun [countable] basis pronunciation in American English /ˈbeɪsɪs/
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  1. 1
    a particular method or system used for doing or organizing something
    on a...basis: workers who are employed on a temporary basis
    Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
    1. a.
      used for giving the reason why something is done
      on the basis of something: Don’t make your decision on the basis of cost alone.
      He declined to say on what basis bail was refused.
      on the basis that: Most councilors supported the proposal on the basis that the city needed new jobs.
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    2. b.
      used for saying how often something happens
      on a daily/monthly/annual etc. basis: Safety equipment was checked on a daily basis.
      It’s a violent city, with murders occurring on a regular basis.
  2. 2
    the important ideas, facts, or actions from which something can develop
    basis of: Bernard’s work forms the basis of all modern physiology.
    basis for: The agreement between the parties will provide the basis for future negotiations.
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