based

adjective \ ˈbāst \
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

Definition of based

: having a specified type of base or basis
  • a soundly based argument
  • I realized that his technique was psychoanalytically based.
  • —Robert Klitzman
often used in combination
  • oil-based paints
  • a fact-based narrative
— see also 1base

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1800

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