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Basic appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Just work for improved basic techniques to maximize your typing skill. (59 letters)
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Basic appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Tenet C is a basis, a basic tenet.
  • Traci, saboteur traps add a spar true to basic art.
  • Now Eric, is a Bonn U-bahn a ripening nine-piranha bun no basic ire won?
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Definition of the adjective basic

What does basic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more basic / most basic

  1. pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
  2. reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
  3. serving as a base or starting point
    • examples: a basic course in Russian | basic training for raw recruits | a set of basic tools
    • synonym of basic: introductory
    • similar: first
  4. of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

Alternative definition of the adjective basic


  1. necessary, essential for life or some process.
  2. elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
  3. [chemistry] Of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic

Definition of the noun basic

What does basic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • basic: basics

  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
  2. (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant


"Basic" is a 2003 American/German mystery-thriller film directed by John McTiernan and starring John Travolta, Connie Nielsen and Samuel L. Jackson.


  1. "Basic" is the 34th album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1978.
  2. "Basic" is a 1984 instrumental album by guitarist Robert Quine and drummer Fred Maher.
  3. "Basic" is a musical album of Avantgarde.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  4. "Basic" a.k.a. "Bàsic" is a musical album of Brams.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  5. "Basic" is a musical single of Elegia.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "Basic" is a musical album of Norma.
    • released on
  7. "Basic" is a composition.
  8. "BASIC" is a musical single of Andrey Avkhimovich.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  9. "Basic" a.k.a. "Bàsic" is a musical album of Sau.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  10. "Basic" is a musical album of Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  11. "BASIC" is a musical EP of Chris Randall.
  12. "BASIC" is a musical EP of Core Wizard and Dark Master.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  13. "Basic" is the 2001 musical album by the Thai band Balckhead.


Basic is a musical group.


  1. Basic is a brand of cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris, a division of Altria Group.
  2. basic is a record label.


  1. BASIC is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
  2. The basic step, basic movement, basic pattern, or simply basic is the dance move that defines the character of a particular dance. It sets the rhythm of the dance; it is the default move to which a dancer returns, when not performing any other moves. For some dances it is sufficient to know the basic step performed in different handholds and dance positions to enjoy it socially.
  3. Basic is a file format.
  4. Basic: This is the type of license normally used by newbies and/or smaller businesses.
  5. Basic a.k.a. "BASiC" is a product line.

Phrases with Basic

  1. basic dye
  2. basic iron
  3. basic slag
  4. Basic block
  5. basic color
  6. basic colour
  7. Basic Balance
  8. basic english
  9. Basic Pokémon
  10. Basic Research
  11. basic training
  12. basic principle
  13. basic assumption
  14. basic cognitive process
  15. basic point defense missile system
  16. Extended basic block
  17. Visual Basic

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Basic

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Google previewMilitary Laser Technology for Defense (2011)

Technology for Revolutionizing 21st Century Warfare by Alastair D. McAulay

is to mix basic hydrogen peroxide (BHP) with chlorine, in which the word basic refers to the addition of a base such as K011 (or X31311). The liquid ...

Google previewIron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) (1919)

Including Allied Industries and Sciences by Hugh Philip Tiemann

Basic Bessemer Ore. — See page 243. Basic Bessemer Pig. — See page 343.

Google previewInsurance Dictionary (2002)

What Means what when it Comes to Life, Health, Business, Home, Auto and Other Coverages by Silver Lake Publishing

Basic Form Rates five years after the end of the policy period arising out of occurrences reported not later than 60 days after the end of the policy. See also Tail. Basic Form Rates. Under the latest commercial lines program, Basic Form Rates ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Welfare State (2014)

by Bent Greve

BASIC INCOME. The level of economic resources that a welfare state will guarantee an individual. It is most commonly understood as the minimum income that all citizens are guaranteed by the state. The level of social assistance can often be ...

Google previewA Minecraft Mini-Encyclopedia (2014)

by Cori Dusmann

Basic. Recipes. Many recipes for shaped objects are the same no matter what materials you use. If you're building stairs, you'll place six blocks in the crafting table in a step shape (Figure 1.3), although those blocks might be cobblestone, ...

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Quotes about Basic

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. (P.J. O'Rourke)
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Scrabble value of B3A1S1I1C3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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