Basic meaning

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A simple programming language developed in the 1960s that is widely taught to students as a first programming language.
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Constituting a basis or introduction; elementary.

Basic military training.

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A basic principle, factor, etc.
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An essential, fundamental element or entity.

The basics of math.

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(Beginners All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) A programming language developed by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz in the mid-1960s at Dartmouth College. Originally developed as an interactive timesharing language for mainframes, BASIC was widely used on the first personal computers. Microsoft's BASIC helped make the Altair the first commercial success of an assemble-it-yourself microcomputer (see Altair). See timesharing, Business Basic and Visual Basic.Compiler and InterpreterBASIC is available in both compiler and interpreter form. As an interpreter, the language is conversational and can be debugged a line at a time. It can also be used as a quick calculator.BASIC is considered one of the easiest programming languages to learn, and simple programs can be quickly written on the fly. The following BASIC example converts Fahrenheit to Celsius: 10 INPUT "Enter Fahrenheit "; FAHR 20 PRINT "Celsius is ", (FAHR-32) * 5 / 9
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Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis.

A basic course in Russian; a set of basic woodworking tools.

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Basic training.
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A widely used programming language that is designed to be easy to learn.
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Of, at, or forming a base; fundamental; essential.
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A simplified computer language that utilizes common English words and algebra.
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Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental.
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Basic military training.
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(geology) Containing little silica, as certain igneous rocks.
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(geol.) Designating or of igneous rocks with 45-52% silica.
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The definition of basic is something that is essential, or something with a pH level higher than 7.

An example of basic is flour in a recipe for bread.

An example of basic is sodium hydrochloride.

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Something basic is defined as something that is necessary to know or learn.

An example of a basic is the knowledge of how to add and subtract.

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Necessary, essential for life or some process.

Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.

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Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.

The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is purely basic.

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(chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic.
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(slang) Vapid, boring, or uncool.
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Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.

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An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.

Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.

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(military) Basic training.
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A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).

Many programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum computer in BASIC.

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Origin of basic

  • B(eginner's) A(ll-purpose) S(ymbolic) I(nstruction) C(ode)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

    From Wiktionary

  • base +‎ -ic

    From Wiktionary