Basic definitions

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Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental.
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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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Containing little silica, as certain igneous rocks.
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Of, at, or forming a base; fundamental; essential.
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Constituting a basis or introduction; elementary.

Basic military training.

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An essential, fundamental element or entity.

The basics of math.

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Basic training.
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Designating or of igneous rocks with 45-52% silica.
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A widely used programming language that is designed to be easy to learn.
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A basic principle, factor, etc.
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Basic military training.
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A simplified computer language that utilizes common English words and algebra.
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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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(chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic.
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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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Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.

The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is purely basic.

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(slang) Vapid, boring, or uncool.
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Of or relating to a base.
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Containing a base, especially in excess of acid.
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Alkaline.
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Of, having the nature of, or containing a base; alkaline.
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Designating, of, or resulting from a process of manufacturing steel from high-phosphorus iron, in which the refining agent is a basic slag formed from a basic furnace lining and the addition of lime.
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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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(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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Origin of basic

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