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Not to be confused with source or mold, the framework a headmate may be "based" on.

-based (adj.)
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Applies tosystems, system functions
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-based is a suffix, kind of like -tien, for when an origin feels more like a type/modifier, instead of an origin[1].

A suffix to add on to origins, for when it's a structure, type, etc., but doesn't necessarily fit as an origin. It can even be for those who had an actual origin, but later on got more members through different means, but that doesn't fit to them as an origin because they see their origin as the cause of the system in the beginning, instead of the cause of individual members.

It is important, affects the system, and is part of their system structure/lore/etc, but isn't necessarily an "origin".

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The coiner originally intended that when coining a -based term, it should have an origin to match. A based term can't exist without an origin as the other side of the metaphorical coin[2]. However, this has been loosened as more -based terms have been created and the original coiner is no longer present in the community.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

Plurplex terms have overlap with -based terms, as they both relate to some broad factor that impacts much of the system. However, plurplexes denote that it impacts all system members, while -based terms are more concerned with the functions & roles within the system.

The -tien suffix is similar as a modifier to system functions, but there is not necessary connections to origins in -tien terms, and they are typically more specific.

Some examples of -based terms are traumabased, autibased, schizobased, and aetherbased.

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