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