On this basis he built up a philosophy which is usually regarded as the foundation of modern thought.
While there is some basis for this belief, it is certainly an oversimplification.
Earthquakes jolt the land on a regular basis, and volcanoes erupt on occasion.
The students and scholars are improving lives on a daily basis.
Biology has exactly the same hard-nosed basis as the physical sciences, consisting of the natural laws.
Questions will be answered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Reservations are recommended, but half of the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of happiness.
She will assume her new duties on a part-time basis immediately, as she completes previous freelance commitments.
The study provides a genetic basis for confirming or debunking theories .
British Dictionary definitions for basis
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
something that underlies, supports, or is essential to something else, esp an abstract idea
a principle on which something depends or from which something has issued
(maths) (of a vector space) a maximal set of linearly independent vectors, in terms of which all the elements of the space are uniquely expressible, and the number of which is the dimension of the space the vectors x, y and z form a basis of the 3-dimensional space all members of which can be written as ax + by + cz
C14: via Latin from Greek: step, from bainein to step, go