1. pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
- a basic fact
- the basic ingredients
- basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities
2. reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
- a basic story line
3. serving as a base or starting point
- a basic course in Russian
- basic training for raw recruits
- a set of basic tools
4. of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
Sentences with basic as an adjective:
- Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.
- The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is purely basic.
1. a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
Definition categories: communication
2. (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
Similar word(s): staple
Sentences with basic as a noun:
- Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.
- Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.