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:

    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)