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Basic English

noun
1.
a simplified form of English restricted to an 850-word vocabulary and a few rules of grammar, intended especially as an international auxiliary language and for use in teaching English as a foreign language: devised by Charles Kay Ogden.
Origin of Basic English
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for Basic English

basic English

noun
1.
a simplified form of English, proposed by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, containing a vocabulary of approximately 850 of the commonest English words, intended as an international language
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