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 BASIC BASIC

adj

  • ( ) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis  ( basic )
    pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
     a basic fact
    a basic fact
     the basic ingredients
    the basic ingredients
     basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities
    basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities
  • noun

  • (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant  ( basic, staple )
    (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  • a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use  ( BASIC )
    a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
  • adj

  • ( ) reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality  ( basic, canonic, canonical )
    reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
     a basic story line
    a basic story line
     a canonical syllable pattern
    a canonical syllable pattern
  • of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base  ( basic )
    of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
  • serving as a base or starting point  ( basic, introductory )
    serving as a base or starting point
     a basic course in Russian
    a basic course in Russian
     basic training for raw recruits
    basic training for raw recruits
     a set of basic tools
    a set of basic tools
     an introductory art course
    an introductory art course


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