Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Base \Base\ (b[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Based (b[=a]sd); p.
pr. & vb. n. Basing.] [From Base, n.]
To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to
found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon.
Based \Based\ (b[=a]sd), p. p. & a.
Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based.
[See Base, n., 18-21.] Wearing, or protected by, bases. [Obs.] ``Based in lawny velvet.''
adj. being derived from (usually followed by `on' or `upon'); "a film based on a best-selling novel"
having a base; "firmly based ice"
having a basis; often used as combining terms; "a soundly based argument"; "well-founded suspicions" [syn: founded]
having a base of operations; "a company based in Atlanta" [syn: based(p)]
founded on; having a basis; often used in combining forms v
1 (en-past of: base) 2 Being derived from (usually followed by '''on''' or '''upon'''). 3 Having a base#Noun 4 Having a base of operations.
Usage examples of "based".
There was no redness or swelling around the entry site, so the medical examiner concluded that based on the apparent symptoms, the death was from natural causes.
By then TWA had decided that Rachel should be based at Dulles Airport in Virginia-meaning that her flights would originate and terminate there, even though she was trying to make a home for herself with her new husband on the coast of North Carolina.
They are organized based on various regions of the world where the UN has a sanctions regime in place: ISET Alpha is assigned to Asia and the Pacific.
Iranian mischief and the crazies of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman, which is based next door in Yemen.
I think that he reports every day to his handler how many people are in the camp, based on the number of loaves he delivers here.
I think I can disable the instructions we gave it earlier, slow it down, and re-program it to follow guidance from here based on what we see from its onboard camera.
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Louis Browns, George Shaefer and others, he at once begun pulling wires looking toward the formation of an organization based on the old American Association lines, one that should do away with many of the evils that now exist.
His study of the comparative anatomy of living animals, especially vertebrates, taught him to reconstruct the form of entire creatures based on just a few bones.
According to Groube, who is based in France, it is simply not true that the world of deep antiquity was in a population crisis, or certainly not a crisis of overpopulation.
This was based on a year of twelve months containing alternately, thirty days and twenty-nine days, giving a total of 354 days.
Later, a daughter library, the Serapeion, housed in the temple of Serapis, a new Graeco-Egyptian cult, which may have been based on Hades, the Greek god of the dead, held another 40,000 scrolls.
He had a deep interest in physics, biology and genetics, ridiculed the idea that man had a special place in the cosmos, did not believe in life after death, individual destiny, or that the mind can exist independently of the body, preferring logical explanations for phenomena, based on experience.