In politics, a base is a political party's core group of voters.
In baseball, a base is one of 4 bags or plates placed at corners of the infield diamond that a player has to run to after hitting the ball.
In a transistor the base is the controlling connection to the junction.
In Marxism describes the material equipment and material relations of human society, as distinct from the 'superstructural' forms of society - laws, customs, ideas, beliefs, etc.
BASE jumping is an extreme variation on skydiving.
The name of the terrorist group Al-Qaida translates as "the base."
In 2001, the catchphrase " All your base are belong to us" swept across the Internet.
In chemistry, a base is the reactive complement to an acid. See Acid-base reaction theories.
In genetics, a base pair consists of two complimentary DNA or RNA nucleotides joined by hydrogen bonds.
In linguistics, a base is a synonym for root word.
In telecommunications, Base is a mobile telephony company in Belgium, a subsidiary of the Dutch telecommunications company KPN.
An isolated settlement in inhospitable conditions that must rely on outside help in order to survive, such as Antarctica base or Moon base .
In architecture the lower, supporting part of a column. See base (architecture).
An easily-confused homonym for Bass (musical term) , referring to various usages of bass and to bass, the vocal range.
As modified by the word tax, it refers to how much income and assets one has, earns, spends, inherits, etcetera as used in the formula to decide owed tax (example: owed_tax = (base times tax_percent) minus deductible).
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