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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

References in classic literature ?
Here is shelter for one at least, John Carter," he said, and, glancing down, I saw an opening in the base of the tree about three feet in diameter.
I was just about to clamber along the jagged rocks which lie at the base of the cliff next to the sea, in search of some foothold to the top, when I chanced to see a canoe rounding the end of the island.
But when I turned to the accomplishment of the task I found it easier than I had imagined it would be, since I immediately discovered that shallow hand and foot-holds had been scooped in the cliff's rocky face, forming a crude ladder from the base to the summit.
she cried, and ran eagerly toward the base of the cliff.
With her means of protection gone, Lys was now at the mercy of the hatchet-man; nor was it many hours before he had caught her at the base of the cliff and seized her; but as he bore her triumphantly aloft toward his cave, she had managed to break loose and escape him.
Barbicane had accordingly supplied himself with these fireworks, enclosed in little steel guns, which could be screwed on to the base of the projectile.
Under the centripetal force, the base of the projectile tended toward the moon; but the centrifugal still prevailed; and it was probable that its rectilineal course would be changed to a curve of some sort, the nature of which they could not at present determine.
They do not make the whole three-sided pyramidal base of any one cell at the same time, but only the one rhombic plate which stands on the extreme growing margin, or the two plates, as the case may be; and they never complete the upper edges of the rhombic plates, until the hexagonal walls are commenced.
41421 (or at some lesser distance), from the centres of the six surrounding spheres in the same layer; and at the same distance from the centres of the adjoining spheres in the other and parallel layer; then, if planes of intersection between the several spheres in both layers be formed, there will result a double layer of hexagonal prisms united together by pyramidal bases formed of three rhombs; and the rhombs and the sides of the hexagonal prisms will have every angle identically the same with the best measurements which have been made of the cells of the hive-bee.
If you care to use that word, what is base is to forsake husband and child for a lover, while you eat your husband's bread
Not only the grand features in the structure of barrier-reefs and of atolls, and to their likeness to each other in form, size, and other characters, are explained on the theory of subsidence -- which theory we are independently forced to admit in the very areas in question, from the necessity of finding bases for the corals within the requisite depth -- but many details in structure and exceptional cases can thus also be simply explained.
Quite frankly," Souder said, "part of the reason it went political is because we can't sell it unless we show Republicans a political advantage to it, because it's not our base.
Early hostility to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's recommendations to close or shrink 837 military installations appears to be melting quickly, with the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission moving this week to save key bases in South Dakota, New Mexico and throughout the Northeast.
An institution's unmet need is defined as tuition revenues minus students' Expected Family Contributions (EFCs), less any funds received under the base guarantee portion of the formula and other federal grant aid, such as Pelt funds.
Clearly, this is not the place for another military base.