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English

Etymology

base + -ic

Pronunciation

Noun

basic (plural: basics)

  1. A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
    Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.
  2. An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
    Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.

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Adjective

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  1. necessary, essential for life or some process.
    Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.
  2. elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
    The Hotel Sparta's accommodation is purely basic.
  3. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic

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