a mountain range of the type found in the great basin region of the western u.s., typically long and narrow and characterized by faulted, tilted blocks of strata.
a globular or pointed helmet of the 14th century, often provided with a visor or aventail: evolved from the cervellière. compare great basinet. a supplementary cap that is worn underneath a helm, as an arming cap. historical examples but in the latter half of the 13th century the basinet was developed into a complete war […]
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a geographical location from which freight charges are computed by the seller regardless of the point from which the goods are shipped. historical examples -n-lyzing these several grounds of defence, a distinction should be made at the start between three varieties of basing point. railroads: rates and regulations william z. ripley contrast between the basing […]
a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, especially for washing. any container of similar shape, as the pan of a balance. the quant-ty held by such a container: we need another basin of water to dilute the mixture. a natural […]
the midpoint of the anterior margin of the foramen magnum. noun (anatomy) the midpoint on the forward border of the foramen magnum basion ba·si·on (bā’sē-ŏn’, -zē-) n. the middle point on the anterior margin of the great foramen opposite the opisthion.
growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part. adjective (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base compare acropetal basipetal ba·sip·e·tal (bā-sĭp’ĭ-tl, -zĭp’-) adj. of or relating to the development or maturation of tissues or organs or the movement of substances, […]