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    basic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word basic

    (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 Definition
    (noun) (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    Synonyms : staple
    (adj) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
    Example Sentence
    • a basic fact
    • the basic ingredients
    • basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities
    (adj) reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
    Synonyms : canonic , canonical
    Example Sentence
    • a basic story line
    • a canonical syllable pattern
    (adj) serving as a base or starting point
    Synonyms : introductory
    Example Sentence
    • a basic course in Russian
    • basic training for raw recruits
    • a set of basic tools
    • an introductory art course
    (adj) of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
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