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Synonyms for base

Synonyms for base

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a fundamental principle or underlying concept

a center of organization, supply, or activity

the main part of a word to which affixes are attached

having or proceeding from low moral standards

lacking high station or birth

Synonyms for base

the bottom or lowest part

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(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment

a lower limit

the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

a support or foundation

any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

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the most important or necessary part of something

(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

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a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

the principal ingredient of a mixture

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a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

use as a basis for

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situate as a center of operations

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use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

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serving as or forming a base

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of low birth or station ('base' is archaic in this sense)

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(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal

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not adhering to ethical or moral principles

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having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

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illegitimate

debased

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representative from Monterey who served as President Clinton's chief of staff during the previous round of base closures, said the commission's decisions are supposed to be based only on the facts, but that isn't always the case.
Therefore--apart from a small share of campus-based aid provided to schools based on reallocations of unused funds--the total allocation to each institution equals the base guarantee amount plus the fair share amount.
Besides the dugong, base construction could push other endangered animals over the brink, scientists and activists fear.
One drawback of metal base plates and even non-metallic base plates is the possibility of warping the base plate during installation onto the concrete foundation.
The Consultation Document acknowledges that IAS accounts would serve, at most, as a starting point for arriving at a tax base and not the tax base itself.
In addition, Kunkel and colleagues show that the sequence of DNA in question greatly influences whether pol [Iota] forms a correct base pair (namely AT, TA, GC, or CG) or an incorrect base pair (for example, GT).
Or, in some cases, it can have fewer capabilities and can function as a low-cost, plug-in solids library of mold bases and components.
Some apparently pry apart a base pair, then rotate one of the freed nucleotides, bringing its base out of the confines of the double helix and into the enzyme's active site, a pocket within the protein's structure.
Generally, employee base salaries are frozen and all future pay increases are given as lump-sum bonuses.
While there are exclusive data base programs on the market featuring specific sorting, calculating and statistic-gathering capabilities, there are also basic programs available in integrated packages which perform a wide variety of functions.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - Dodging the base-closure bullet, Edwards Air Force Base would gain about 50 jobs - and its Navy neighbor China Lake nearly 2,500 - under the Pentagon's recommended base closure and realignment list.
To confirm that arsenic (As) induces oxidative DNA damage in phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-stimulated and unstimulated human lymphocytes, we used the alkaline comet assay combined with specific enzyme [formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (FPG)] digestion to measure As-induced base damage.
The qualified research credit equals 20% of any excess of qualified research expenses for the tax year over the base amount.
Data was compiled from more than 400 companies on numerous compensation components, including base salary, annual incentives, long-term incentives, benefits and perquisites for 3,500 executives in 24 executive positions.
This should be the result regardless of whether the compensation arrangement contains other elements (with separate, but not necessarily qualified criteria including, for example, a base salary or a base salary with discretionary cash awards) that do not meet the requirements for performance-based compensation.