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base•ment



Pronunciation: (bās'munt), [key]
n.
1. a story of a building, partly or wholly underground.
2. (in classical and Renaissance architecture) the portion of a building beneath the principal story, treated as a single compositional unit.
3. the lowermost portion of a structure.
4. the substructure of a columnar or arched construction.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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