how to pronounce based


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based is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of based in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… our party has to be based on truth to be …”

meanings of based


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of base.
  2. Being derived from (usually followed by on or upon).
  3. Having a base.
  4. Having a base of operations.


  1. Praiseworthy and admirable, often through exhibiting independence and security.
  2. Founded on; having a basis; often used in combining forms.
  3. Not caring what others think about one's personality, style, or behavior; focused on maintaining individuality.

based frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word based occurs in english on average 156.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics based can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that based can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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