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Definitions of basic:
  • noun:   (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  • noun:   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
  • adjective:   pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
    Example: "A basic fact"
  • adjective:   reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
    Example: "A basic story line"
  • adjective:   of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
  • adjective:   serving as a base or starting point
    Example: "A basic course in Russian"
  • adjective:   of primary importance
    Example: "Basic truths"

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