base on/upon

Definition of base on/upon

  1. :  to form, make, or develop (something, such as an opinion, decision, or calculation) by using (something, such as information) as a basis, starting point, etc. You've based your opinion on faulty information. The story is based on real-life events. The island's economy is based on tourism.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the lower part of a wall, pier, or column considered as a separate architectural feature

    :  the lower part of a complete architectural design (as of a monument)

    :  the bottom of something considered as its support :  foundation

  1. :  to make, form, or serve as a base for

    :  to find a foundation or basis for :  to find a base (see 1base 3a) for

  1. :  of little height

    :  low in place or position

    :  bass

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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