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BASE. Something low; inferior. This word is frequently used in composition; as base court, base estate, base fee, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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AF-BF13 and Beta angle10 have been used effectively for the evaluation of antero-posterior discrepancies affecting the apical bases of the jaws14.
A modified technique for evaluating apical base relationships.