What is based?

  • (adj): Having a base.
    Example: "Firmly based ice"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "based":

  • (adj): Having a basis; often used as combining terms.
    Example: "A soundly based argument"
    Synonyms: founded
  • (adj): Having a base of operations.
    Example: "A company based in Atlanta"
  • (adj): Being derived from (usually followed by 'on' or 'upon').
    Example: "A film based on a best-selling novel"

Famous quotes containing the word based:

    Because it is not always easy for an adult to predict what inaccurate ideas a child may have, it can help to answer questions first with one of your own: “What do you think?” Once you find out what a child is really asking, you’ll be in a better position to give a helpful answer based on the facts.
    Joanna Cole (20th century)

    Language makes it possible for a child to incorporate his parents’ verbal prohibitions, to make them part of himself....We don’t speak of a conscience yet in the child who is just acquiring language, but we can see very clearly how language plays an indispensable role in the formation of conscience. In fact, the moral achievement of man, the whole complex of factors that go into the organization of conscience is very largely based upon language.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    What strikes many twin researchers now is not how much identical twins are alike, but rather how different they are, given the same genetic makeup....Multiples don’t walk around in lockstep, talking in unison, thinking identical thoughts. The bond for normal twins, whether they are identical or fraternal, is based on how they, as individuals who are keenly aware of the differences between them, learn to relate to one another.
    Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century)