- 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.
Origin of basic
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Origin of BASIC
Examples from the Web for basics
Contemporary Examples of basics
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa
December 22, 2014
The Spire, like most fountains, has the basics -- Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Brisk Iced Tea and SoBe Lifewater.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
It may be time to kick these new age diet fads and get back to basics.Helen Mirren Trains Like the Air Force; Kendall Jenner Denied Kim Kardashian at Her Shows
The Fashion Beast Team
July 29, 2014
But the new one has just got all the basics, the solid foundation, it stays afloat.Can Linda Perry Save Music?
July 16, 2014
Historical Examples of basics
But they either can't, or won't, take the time to learn the basics of the field they want to excel in.By Proxy
Gordon Randall Garrett
Production of the basics had become so profuse that poverty in the old sense of the word had become nonsensical.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
We must keep that edge, and to do so we need to begin renewing the basics--starting with our educational system.
All skills begin with the basics of reading and math, which are supposed to be learned in the early grades of our schools.
This nation will not go back to the days of simply shuffling children along from grade to grade without them learning the basics.
- 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- (of a salt) containing hydroxyl or oxide groups not all of which have been replaced by an acid radicalbasic lead carbonate, 2PbCO 3 .Pb ( OH ) 2
Word Origin for BASIC
computer language, 1964, initialism for Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code; invented by Hungarian-born U.S. computer scientist John G. Kemeny (1926-1992) and U.S. computer scientist Thomas E. Kurtz (b.1928).