the undifferentiated assemblage of rock (basement rock) underlying the oldest stratified rocks in any region: usually crystalline, metamorphosed, and mostly, but not necessarily, Precambrian in age.
basename file system The name of a file which, in contrast to a pathname, does not mention any of the directories containing the file. Examples: pathname basename ——– ——– /etc/hosts hosts ./alma alma korte/a.a a.a a.a a.a See also pathname. (1996-11-23)
morally low; without estimable personal qualities; dishonorable; meanspirited; selfish; cowardly. of little or no value; worthless: hastily composed of base materials. debased or counterfeit: an attempt to eliminate the base coinage. characteristic of or befitting an inferior person or thing. of illegitimate birth. not classical or refined: base language. Old English Law. held by tenure […]
one of an African breed of dogs having a chestnut coat with white points and a curled tail, characterized chiefly by their inability to bark. Contemporary Examples Marchesa designer Keren Craig’s Basenji, Alabama, won the Sarah Jessica Pawwwker award. Fashion Free for All The Daily Beast September 10, 2010 noun a small smooth-haired breed of […]
the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests: a metal base for the table. a fundamental principle or groundwork; foundation; basis: the base of needed reforms. the bottom layer or coating, as of makeup or paint. Architecture. the distinctively treated portion of a column or pier below the shaft or […]