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Synonyms for basic
ˈbeɪ sɪkba·sic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. BASICnoun

    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


    incidental, amphoteric, omissible, parenthetical, last, secondary, parenthetic, peripheral, nonstandard, acidic, amphiprotic, incident

  2. basic, stapleadjective

    (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

    staple fibre, staple, raw material, staple fiber

    incidental, nonstandard, secondary, last, omissible, parenthetical, incident, parenthetic, amphiprotic, amphoteric, peripheral, acidic

  3. basicadjective

    pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

    "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

    introductory, canonic, canonical

    omissible, peripheral, amphoteric, nonstandard, parenthetic, incident, parenthetical, secondary, amphiprotic, incidental, acidic, last

  4. basic, canonic, canonicaladjective

    reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

    "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"

    introductory, sanctioned, canonic, canonical

    acidic, secondary, parenthetical, parenthetic, amphiprotic, incident, nonstandard, incidental, peripheral, omissible, last, amphoteric

  5. basic, introductoryadjective

    serving as a base or starting point

    "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"

    introductory, prefatorial, prefatory, canonic, canonical

    amphoteric, omissible, nonstandard, secondary, last, acidic, parenthetic, incident, parenthetical, amphiprotic, peripheral, incidental

  6. basicadjective

    of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

    introductory, canonic, canonical

    last, parenthetic, nonstandard, secondary, acidic, amphiprotic, incidental, peripheral, omissible, incident, parenthetical, amphoteric


  1. List of known nicknames for "BASIC":

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BASIC

    Beginners" All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

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  1. Michael Tubbs:

    And I know, for me, I want to live in a community where people's basic needs are met.

  2. Congressman Jason Chaffetz:

    It's an issue of basic fairness, american Football League should have to pay taxes like everybody else.

  3. Adam Gazzaley:

    The basic idea is to use a video game that engages a player in an immersive way, which we think is critical, and challenging them appropriately to their ability.

  4. Ashish Jha:

    I think the CDC's recommendations are really basic and, in fact, I think they should go further. Look, you can open up schools anywhere you want. That's really not the debate.

  5. Sudha Raman Murthy:

    We live in a city expecting that we will have access to basic facilities. But today, we have no drinking water, no fresh food and no control over our lives.

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