Definition for basic

adjective as in elementary, fundamental

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Example Sentences

If you spend much time in the woods, these basic builds will make life in the backcountry much easier.

There’s always a pivotal voter somewhere, and always a basic contestation between the principles of the left and the right.

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We lead the world in innovation and technology, all for a simple, basic reason.

Here are some basic shortcuts that can help navigate it better.

You will be asked to provide a few basic details as well as verify your ownership.

We were barely into the appetizer when he asked a fairly basic question—where did my family live?

The training, at least as described by the U.S. military, is incredibly basic.

Nothing in it was meant to change the basic operations of the capitalist economy or to intervene aggressively in class relations.

And yet—as any private who went through basic can tell you—good weapons training means not shooting wildly 14 times.

I was put in a solitary confinement completely cut off from the outside world without even enjoying basic prisoner rights.

Nuclei and certain other structures in the blood are stained by the basic dyes, and are hence called basophilic.

What we call curiosity in the ape is the basic form of the characteristic which we call attention or observation in man.

The carbonates are occasionally partially hydrolyzed to basic carbonates.

It is thus evident, that the solvent action of ammonium hydroxide is not due to its basic functions.

With each new draft we added more to the basic information we had, rounding out the invention in ever greater detail.


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to basic, such as: elemental, essential, key, main, necessary, and primary.

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