Bare-bones meaning

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The basic elements or essentials.

Outlined the bare bones of the proposal.

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Reduced to the essential; simple; basic.
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No frills. No luxuries. See bare bones system.
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Alternative form of bare-bones.
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The essential elements of something, described without going into detail.

He had only been taught the bare bones of the system, but carried on regardless.

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Minimalist; lacking that which is not essential.

Meals on early space flights were bare-bones affairs; able to supply nutrition, but severely lacking in palatability.

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(computing) Describes a computer sold pre-assembled, but without certain essential components, often a processor, memory, and hard drive.

Emil bought a bare-bones rig and a new CPU at the computer show, then popped in his old hard drive.

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