- primary: basic training.
- of lowest rank: airman basic.
- (especially of a female) characterized by predictable or unoriginal style, interests, or behavior: those basic girls who follow trends.
- (of things) boringly predictable or unoriginal: His lyrics are just so basic.
- basic training.
- a soldier or airman receiving basic training.
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OTHER WORDS FROM basicnon·ba·sic, adjectivequa·si-ba·sic, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH basicbasic BASIC
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Definition for basic (2 of 2)
Origin of BASIC
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH BASICbasic BASIC
Example sentences from the Web for basic
Nothing in it was meant to change the basic operations of the capitalist economy or to intervene aggressively in class relations.
He challenged the very core of the Iranian theocracy and demanded respect for basic human rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As more people come online, the most basic tasks—such as going out to the market to sell produce—will become more efficient.
Everyone is entitled to be treated with basic decency and respect.
The three basic ways for prisoners to die are old age, disease or violently.
Typical recipes will be given showing what basic dyes are available and how they can be combined together.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics|Franklin Beech
These basic principles are clearly stated and illustrated with simple diagrams.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
Malcom Porter was interested in "basic research" and not much else, it seemed.By Proxy|Gordon Randall Garrett
The latter was augmented by loans available to countries to defray the rising costs of basic edibles and foodstuffs (cereals).After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
These basic stains have been located in their proper positions with regard to their hue, value, and chroma.Industrial Arts Design|William H. Varnum
British Dictionary definitions for basic (1 of 2)
- of, denoting, or containing a base; alkaline
- (of a salt) containing hydroxyl or oxide groups not all of which have been replaced by an acid radicalbasic lead carbonate, 2PbCO 3 .Pb ( OH ) 2