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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

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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 periodicals archive ?
When the nitrogenous bases bind in the center of the helix, adenine tends to bind with thymine, whereas guanine tends to bind with cytosine.
Made up of three components: 1-phosphoric acid, 2-five carbon sugars (ribose or deoxyribose), and 3-a nitrogenous base, typically a derivative of either purine or pyridimine.
The reader is probably aware that there are four such subparts, and that each of the four consists of a heterocyclic nitrogen-containing molecule (the nitrogenous base, or just "base," in context); the base covalently linked to a 5 carbon sugar (2'--deoxyribose), with the base plus sugar being referred to as a "nucleoside"; and the nucleoside with the covalent addition of one, two, or three phosphate groups to the 5' carbon, which respectively make up a nucleoside mono-, di-, or triphosphate (collectively referred to as a "nucleotide").
To investigate the ability of 2HT and IMZ-O to form nitrogenous bases via thermal degradation during vulcanization, their thermal stability was investigated by means of thermogravimetric analysis.
Instead of using the four nitrogenous bases of DNA, in this study the researchers used three monomers .