basis

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “basis” is “bases.”
basis(
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sihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (foundation)
a. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This data doesn't give us enough of a basis to arrive at a conclusion.Estos datos no nos proporcionan una base suficiente como para llegar a una conclusión.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
On the basis of your credentials, we've decided to offer you the job.Basándonos en sus referencias, hemos decidido ofrecerle el trabajo.
Their assumptions about this matter have no basis in science.Sus presupuestos sobre el tema no se fundamentan en la ciencia.
2. (arrangement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hannah has started meditating on a daily basis.Hannah ha empezado a meditar diariamente.
We cooperate with other groups on an informal basis.Cooperamos con otros grupos de manera informal.
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basis
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
on a weekly basissemanalmente
on a monthly basismensualmente
on an informal basisinformalmente
the accusations have no basis in factlas acusaciones no se basan en los hechos
on the basis of…según…
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basis [ˈbeɪsɪs]
noun
bases (plural) (foundation) base (f)
on a daily basis diariamente; a base diaria; on the basis of what you've said en base a lo que ha dicho
modifier
basis point (n) (Economics) punto (m) base or básico
The Fed reduced interest rates by a full hundred basis points to the lowest level since the early 1960s
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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