on the basis of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the basis of

: according to : based on
  • Students were chosen/selected on the basis of their grades and test scores.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : the bottom of something considered as its foundation

  2. : the principal component of something

  3. : something on which something else is established or based


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