basic
I. adjective Date: 1842 1. a. of, relating to, or forming the base or essence ; fundamental <
basic truths
>
b. concerned with fundamental scientific principles ; not applied <
basic research
>
2. constituting or serving as the basis or starting point <
a basic set of tools
>
3. a. of, relating to, containing, or having the character of a chemical base b. having an alkaline reaction 4. containing relatively little silica <
basic rocks
>
5. relating to, made by, used in, or being a process of making steel done in a furnace lined with basic material and under basic slag • basicity noun II. noun Date: 1926 1. something that is basic ; fundamental <
get back to basics
>
2. basic training

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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