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Related to bases: Acids and Bases
plural of base and of basis: All the bases are covered.
Not to be confused with:
basis – the principal constituent; a basic fact, amount, standard, etc., used in reaching conclusions; groundwork: This is the basis for our decision.
basses – more than one person singing bass: There were three basses in the choir; more than one bass instrument: The orchestra had two string basses.
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Plural of basis.
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the plural of basis
the plural of base1
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n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a bottom or base; the part on which something stands or rests.
2. anything upon which something is based; a fundamental principle.
3. the principal constituent; fundamental ingredient.
4. a basic fact, amount, standard, etc., used in making computations, reaching conclusions, or the like: to be paid on an hourly basis; to be chosen on the basis of merit.
[1525–35; < Latin < Greek básis step, place one stands on, pedestal =ba-, base of baínein to walk, step (akin to come) + -sis -sis; compare base1]
syn: See base1.
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Located at the home plate and the other three corners of the infield, where they are canvas bags pegged to the ground.
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