The difference between Base and Basis

When used as nouns, base means a supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object, whereas basis means a physical base or foundation.

Base is also verb with the meaning: to give as its foundation or starting point.

Base is also adjective with the meaning: low in height.

check bellow for the other definitions of Base and Basis

  1. Base as a noun:

    Something from which other things extend; a foundation. A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.

  2. Base as a noun:

    The starting point of a logical deduction or thought; basis.

  3. Base as a noun:

    A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.

  4. Base as a noun:

    The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.

  5. Base as a noun (cooking, painting, pharmacy):

    A basic but essential component or ingredient.

  6. Base as a noun:

    A substance used as a mordant in dyeing.


    "rfquotek Ure"

  7. Base as a noun (cosmetics):

    Foundation: a cosmetic cream to make the face appear uniform.

  8. Base as a noun (chemistry):

    Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.

  9. Base as a noun (baseball):

    Important areas in games and sports. A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek. One of the three places that a runner can stand without being subject to being tagged out.

  10. Base as a noun (architecture):

    The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.

  11. Base as a noun (biology, biochemistry):

    A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.

  12. Base as a noun (botany):

    The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.

  13. Base as a noun (electronics):

    The name of the controlling terminal of a bipolar transistor (BJT).

  14. Base as a noun (geometry):

    The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.

  15. Base as a noun (heraldiccharge):

    The lowest third of a shield or escutcheon.

  16. Base as a noun (heraldry):

    The lower part of the field. See .

  17. Base as a noun (mathematics):

    A number raised to the power of an exponent.


    "The logarithm to base 2 of 8 is 3."

  18. Base as a noun (mathematics):


  19. Base as a noun (topology):

    The set of sets from which a topology is generated.

  20. Base as a noun (topology):

    A topological space, looked at in relation to one of its covering spaces, fibrations, or bundles.

  21. Base as a noun (acrobatics, cheerleading):

    In hand-to-hand balance, the person who supports the flyer; the person that remains in contact with the ground.

  22. Base as a noun (linguistics):

    A morpheme (or morphemes) that serves as a basic foundation on which affixes can be attached.

  23. Base as a noun (music):

  24. Base as a noun (military, historical):

    The smallest kind of cannon.

  25. Base as a noun (archaic):

    The housing of a horse.

  26. Base as a noun (historical, in the plural):

    A kind of skirt (often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armour) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.

  27. Base as a noun (obsolete):

    The lower part of a robe or petticoat.

  28. Base as a noun (obsolete):

    An apron.

  29. Base as a noun:

    A line in a survey which, being accurately determined in length and position, serves as the origin from which to compute the distances and positions of any points or objects connected with it by a system of triangles.


    "rfquotek Lyman"

  1. Base as a verb (transitive):

    To give as its foundation or starting point; to lay the foundation of.

  2. Base as a verb (transitive):

    To be located (at a particular place).

  3. Base as a verb (acrobatics, cheerleading):

    To act as a base; to be the person supporting the flyer.

  1. Base as an adjective (obsolete):

    Low in height; short.

  2. Base as an adjective:

    Low in place or position.

  3. Base as an adjective (obsolete):

    Of low value or degree.

  4. Base as an adjective (archaic):

    Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.

  5. Base as an adjective:

    Morally reprehensible, immoral; cowardly.

  6. Base as an adjective (now, rare):

    Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.

  7. Base as an adjective:

    Designating those metals which are not classed as or .

  8. Base as an adjective:

    Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.


    "'base coin"

    "'base bullion"

  9. Base as an adjective (obsolete):

    Of illegitimate birth; bastard.

  10. Base as an adjective:

    Not classical or correct.


    "'base Latin"

    "rfquotek Fuller"

  11. Base as an adjective:


    "the base tone of a violin"

  12. Base as an adjective (legal):

    Not held by honourable service.


    "A base estate is one held by services not honourable, or held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant is a base tenant."

  1. Base as a noun (now, chiefly, US, historical):

    The game of prisoners' bars.

  1. Basis as a noun:

    A physical base or foundation.

  2. Basis as a noun:

    A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.

  3. Basis as a noun:

    An underlying condition or circumstance.

  4. Basis as a noun:

    A regular frequency.


    "You should brush your teeth on a daily basis at minimum."

    "The flights to Fiji leave on a weekly basis."

    "Cars must be checked on a yearly basis."

  5. Basis as a noun (linear algebra):

    In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.

  6. Basis as a noun (accounting):

    Amount paid for an investment, including commissions and other expenses.

  7. Basis as a noun (topology):

    A collection of subsets ("basis elements") of a set, such that this collection covers the set, and for any two basis elements which both contain an element of the set, there is a third basis element contained in the intersection of the first two, which also contains that element.


    "The collection of all possible unions of basis elements of a basis is said to be the topology generated by that basis."