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Portuguese term or phrase:base (in this context)
English translation:base
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14:24 Jul 13, 2008
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Social Sciences - Mathematics & Statistics / opinion surveys
Portuguese term or phrase: base (in this context)
In an opinion survey I'm doing, the pages displaying the results mainly have a footnote saying "Base: Total de inquiridos (n=764)".

I can't have paid attention to surveys in English newspapers in the past because I can't decide whether "base" is "sample" or something else, like "basis". I can tell you that the sample size is 800 people.

Please ONLY ANSWER if you are prepared to support your answer with web references that I can check. Wild guesses and one-word answers without evidence are no use to me, so if you are that type of answerer please keep quiet.
lexical
Spain
Local time: 16:25
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3 +5base
Leniel Macaferi


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
base


Explanation:
Base
A value used as a reference point for comparison with some other value.

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Note added at 10 mins (2008-07-13 14:35:08 GMT)
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Base: Total inquired (n=764)

Leniel Macaferi
Brazil
Local time: 11:25
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henrique Magalhaes
42 mins

agree  Nitin Goyal
2 hrs

agree  Marlene Curtis
2 hrs

agree  sula: http://www.energystar.gov/ia/products/downloads/Shaw_Pres.pd...
4 hrs

agree  isarcat: BTW it's respondents, not inquired. Example. www.cleanenergyaction.net/101807_CLEAN_survey_report.pdf
12 hrs
  -> isarcat, great addition to the thread! 8-)
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