the reason why people take a particular action
the way things are organized or arranged; a particular method or system used for doing or organizing sth
the main or most important part of sth
"they were on a friendly footing"
"he worked on an interim basis"
"the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
"the basis of this drink is orange juice"
To th' shore, that o'er his wave-worn basis bowed, As stooping to relieve him.
出自：Tempest , Shakespeare
Observing an English inscription upon the basis.