Basis

Basis may refer to

  • BASIS International, a software company
  • in Renaissance music, the bassline was sometimes called the basis
  • BASIS Schools, a group of high-expectations schools in Arizona, USA

In economics:

  • Adjusted basis, the net cost of an asset after adjusting for various tax-related items
  • Basis of futures, the value differential between a future and the spot price
  • Basis (options), the value differential between a call option and a put option
  • Basis point, 0.01%, often used in the context of interest rates
  • Basis trading, a trading strategy consisting of the purchase of a security and the sale of a similar security
  • Cost basis, in income tax law, the original cost of property adjusted for factors such as depreciation
  • Tax basis, cost of an asset

In mathematics:

  • Basis function
  • Basis (linear algebra)
    • Dual basis
    • Orthonormal basis
    • Schauder basis
  • Basis (universal algebra)
  • Generating set of an ideal (ring theory):
    • Gröbner basis
    • Hilbert's basis theorem
  • Generating set of a group
  • Base (topology) of a topology: a generating set of the open sets of the topology
  • Change of basis
  • Greedoid
  • Normal basis
  • Polynomial basis
  • Radial basis function
  • Standard basis
  • Transcendence basis of a field extension

In chemistry and physics:

  • Basis (crystal structure), the positions of the atoms inside the unit cell
  • Basis set (chemistry)
  • Dry basis, an expression of a calculation in which the presence of water is ignored

People:

  • Dimitris Basis, Greek singer
  • Liron Basis, Israeli footballer

Famous quotes containing the word basis:

    Association with women is the basis of good manners.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    The basis of good manners is self-reliance. Necessity is the law of all who are not self-possessed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Reason looks at necessity as the basis of the world; reason is able to turn chance in your favor and use it. Only by having reason remain strong and unshakable can we be called a god of the earth.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)