**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:

“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)

“All costumes are caricatures. The *basis* of Art is not the Fancy Ball.”

—Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

“The cultivation of literary pursuits forms the *basis* of all sciences, and in their perfection consist the reputation and prosperity of kingdoms.”

—Marquês De Pombal (1699–1782)

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