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Definition

to base something on: to use something as a basis, to found something on
verb

to be based in/at/around: to be set, to be situated, to have a basis in/at/around
verb

(a Paris-)based (company): (a company) situated, located, with the main office (in Paris)
adjective
A San Francisco-based corporation A company that was started or has its main office in San Francisco

Pronunciation examples
UK: I'm basing my new film on a book by J R Hartley.
US: We are a Paris-based company specializing in dogs.

Examples

  • "Must be based locally."
  • "The Delavigne Corporation, the San Francisco-based perfume manufacturer, announced the completion of the Delavigne Gallery last week, an ambitious new project in New York that combines art, perfume and architecture."
  • "Philip will be traveling to smoggy, silicone-filled Los Angeles on Thursday morning to meet with buyers from 'Smells R Us', a chain of local perfume stores based in Southern California, as well as carriers of fine Delavigne products."
  • "1990–Present Marmoset Circus (based in San Francisco)"
  • "allowed me to witness the manufacturing process of a new perfume based on the scent of citrus fruits and mangoes."
  • "Conclusions : Bruno Delavigne, defendant and San Francisco-based businessman, is excluded as the biological father of plaintiff, Danica Delavigne, Australian-born troublemaker."
  • "During the booking process, passengers can select the cabin crew for their flight, based on photos and body measurements."
  • "Conclusions : Sarah Delavigne, San Francisco-based trapeze artist, is excluded as the biological mother of Bruno Delavigne."
  • "Salary: 40-45K, based on experience"
  • "Please find below our personalized suggestions for new profiles for your managers on the social media site, LockedIn, based on what we know about each of them. We think that this "facelift" will improve the company's reputation and even provide new business opportunities."

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