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Definition of "basing" []

  • The bottom or supporting part of anything (noun)
  • The fundamental or underlying principle or part, as of an idea, system, or organization; basis (noun)
  • A centre of operations, organization, or supply (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A centre from which military activities are coordinated (noun)
  • Anything from which a process, as of measurement, action, or thought, is or may be begun; starting point (noun)
  • The main ingredient of a mixture (noun)
  • A chemical compound that combines with an acid to form a salt and water. A solution of a base in water turns litmus paper blue, produces hydroxyl ions, and has a pH greater than 7. Bases are metal oxides or hydroxides or amines (noun)
  • Any of the nitrogen-containing constituents of nucleic acids: adenine, thymine (in DNA), uracil (in RNA), guanine, or cytosine (noun)
  • A medium such as oil or water in which the pigment is dispersed in paints, inks, etc; vehicle (noun)
  • The inorganic material on which the dye is absorbed in lake pigments; carrier (noun)
  • The part of an organ nearest to its point of attachment (noun)
  • The point of attachment of an organ or part (noun)
  • The bottommost layer or part of anything (noun)
  • The lowest division of a building or structure (noun)
  • The lower part of a column or pier (noun)
  • The lower side or face of a geometric construction (noun)
  • The number of distinct single-digit numbers in a counting system, and so the number represented as 10 in a place-value system (noun)
  • (of a logarithm or exponential) the number whose powers are expressed (noun)
  • (of a mathematical structure) a substructure from which the given system can be generated (noun)
  • The initial instance from which a generalization is proven by mathematical induction (noun)
  • The initial element of a recursive definition, that defines the first element of the infinite sequence generated thereby (noun)
  • A root or stem (noun)
  • The region in a transistor between the emitter and collector (noun)
  • The glass, paper, or cellulose-ester film that supports the sensitized emulsion with which it is coated (noun)
  • The lower part of the shield (noun)
  • The quality factor used in pricing natural pearls (noun)
  • A starting or finishing point in any of various games (noun)
  • Any of the four corners of the diamond, which runners have to reach in order to score (noun)
  • The main source of a certain commodity or element (noun)
  • To use as a basis (for); found (on) (verb)
  • To station, post, or place (a person or oneself) (verb)
  • Present participle of base. (verb)

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Use "basing" in a sentence
  • "People waffling over a decision may benefit from paring down the number of details they are weighing and instead selecting one or a few important values to use in basing their decision, says Richard Boyatzis, a professor in organizational behavior, psychology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University."
  • "It is a terrible candidate for a long-term basing agreement."
  • "After all, both are military strategies, consisting of deployments, arms sales to allies, and the long-term basing of U.S. troops abroad."