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hypobasis

[hahy-poh-bey-sis] /ˌhaɪ poʊˈbeɪ sɪs/
noun, plural hypobases
[hahy-poh-bey-seez] /ˌhaɪ poʊˈbeɪ siz/ (Show IPA).
Architecture
1.
the lowermost distinctively treated part of a base.
2.
a lower base beneath an upper and more important one.
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