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- 1. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, assumption, supposition, supposal
- usage: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
- 2. cornerstone, stone
- usage: a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
- 3. cornerstone, stone
- usage: a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
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