a configuration of the speech tract that represents the most neutral articulatory configuration for a given language.
- Basis point
one hundredth of one percent, as of interest rates, or investment yields. noun a measure used for describing interest rates, equal to one hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%)
- Basis weight
the weight in pounds of a ream of paper of a basic size, usually 25 × 38 inches (63 × 96 cm) for book stock, 17 × 22 inches (43 × 55 cm) for writing stock, and 20 × 26 inches (50 × 66 cm) for cover stock.
the bottom or base of anything; the part on which something stands or rests. anything upon which something is based; fundamental principle; groundwork. the principal constituent; fundamental ingredient. a basic fact, amount, standard, etc., used in making computations, reaching conclusions, or the like: The nurse is paid on an hourly basis. He was chosen on […]
basisphenoid basisphenoid ba·si·sphe·noid (bā’sĭ-sfē’noid’) adj. Of or relating to the base or body of the sphenoid bone. Relating to or being the independent center of ossification in the embryo that forms the posterior portion of the body of the sphenoid bone. Historical Examples The basi-occipital (fig. 93, 1) too is fused with the basisphenoid. The […]