- 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.
- basibregmatic axis,
- basic anhydride,
- basic assembly language,
- basic curriculum,
- basic dress,
- basic dye
Origin of basic
Origin of BASIC
Examples from the Web for basics
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
The Spire, like most fountains, has the basics -- Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Brisk Iced Tea and SoBe Lifewater.
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|DAILY BEAST
But the new one has just got all the basics, the solid foundation, it stays afloat.
That was one of the basics they had lost, years ago—their belief that life would arise on any planet capable of supporting it.An Empty Bottle|Mari Wolf
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
He sketched quickly on the layout pad, first in greys, then filling in with the three basics.The Animated Pinup|Lewis Parker
All skills begin with the basics of reading and math, which are supposed to be learned in the early grades of our schools.
In some way both sets of basics operate in either conflict or compromise.Unthinkable|Roger Phillips Graham
- 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- (of a salt) containing hydroxyl or oxide groups not all of which have been replaced by an acid radicalbasic lead carbonate, 2PbCO 3 .Pb ( OH ) 2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).