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subbase

[suhb-beys] /ˈsʌbˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
Architecture. the lowest part of a base, as of a column, that consists of two or more horizontal members.
2.
Mathematics. a collection of subsets of a topological space having the property that every open set of a given topology can be written as the union of intersections of finite numbers of sets in the collection.
Compare base1 (def 13b).
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; sub- + base1
Related forms
subbasal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subbasal

subbase

/ˈsʌbˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
the lowest part of a pedestal, base, or skirting Compare surbase
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