basis noun

1 starting point

ADJ. firm, solid, sound

VERB + BASIS form, provide

PREP. ~ for The proposal provides a sound basis for a book.

PHRASES have no basis in sth These allegations have no basis in fact.

2 principle/reason

ADJ. whole

PREP. on the ~ of We made our decision on the basis of the information we had. | ~ for The whole basis for your argument is false.

3 way sth is done/organized

ADJ. regular | daily, monthly, weekly, etc. Staff are employed on a monthly basis. | permanent, temporary | casual, part-time, voluntary | commercial

PREP. on a … ~