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According to WordNet, the noun "base" has 19 sense(s).

102798117 (electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector.

113597794 (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system".

108511777 (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull".

114618253 any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia".

103387016 lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower".

113897837 the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed; "the base of the triangle".

114964590 a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA).

102798769 the principal ingredient of a mixture; "glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments"; "he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green"; "everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base".

105793554 the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture".

102798290 installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases".

109215315 the bottom or lowest part; "the base of the mountain".

106300193 (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem".

102798574 a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit; "a tub should sit on its own base".

106658118 a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor".

103569964 the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan".

108490402 the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end.

102797881 a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag".

102797692 a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp".

113809769 the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice".

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