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basis
American English: /ˈbeɪsəs/
British English: /ˈbeɪsɪs/

Translation of basis in Spanish:

noun plural basesPronunciation: /ˈbeɪsiːz/

  • 1 countable and uncountable (foundation, grounds) on what basis do you make these assertions?
    ¿en qué se basa usted para afirmar eso?
    on the basis that …
    partiendo de la base de que …
    on the basis of these facts
    sobre la base de estos hechos
    en base a estos hechos [criticized]
    Example sentences
    • He laid the basis for modern ideas of democracy and the legitimacy of majority rule.
    • You will recall that in our alternative arguments we submit two bases for a finding of the true value of the asset purchased.
    • They both took issue with the logical basis of the Design argument.
    Example sentences
    • The second is that programmes can only be justified on the basis of how many people watch them.
    • An order will always have to be justified on the basis of the child's welfare.
    • We try to figure out what is so, reasoning on the basis of what we already know.
  • 2 (system, level) (no plural) we meet on a regular/monthly basis
    nos reunimos regularmente/mensualmente
    on a regional/national basis
    a nivel regional/nacional
    the work is done on a voluntary basis
    el trabajo se hace voluntariamente
    all clients are treated/charged on an equal basis
    a todos los clientes se los trata igual/se les cobra lo mismo
    Example sentences
    • They also require evidence that these checks are carried out on a regular basis by staff at the home.
    • We intend to carry out similar operations on a regular basis over the coming months.
    • Visit your dentist or hygienist to have your teeth scaled and polished on a regular basis.
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