DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

basic

EN[ˈbeɪsɪk] [-eɪsɪk]
WBasic
  • Basic may refer to:
EN BASIC
basic
basic

    Definition of basic in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbasicsPREbasi-SUF-ic
    1. A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
      1. Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.
    2. An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
      1. Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.
    3. (military) Basic training.
    4. AdjectiveCOMmore basicSUPmost basic
      1. Necessary, essential for life or some process.
        1. Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.
      2. Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
        1. The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is purely basic.
      3. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.
        1. SLA Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In this paper, we examine the feasibility of designing a molecular receiver, in a physical domain other than synthetic biology, meeting the basic requirements of nanonetwork applications.
            • When remediating a project, the basic approach should be to determine the path that the project should have taken
            • I know you, too, are concerned with the basic question: How could one, at that time, surrender so weak-mindedly to those holding power and commit crimes for them?
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Basic table manners were covered in the first day of finishing school, but more followed.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Many programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum computer in BASIC.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ic
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
              Related Links:
              1. en basically
              2. en basics
              3. en basicly
              4. en basicity
              5. fr basicité
              Source: Wiktionary
               0 0

              Meaning of basic for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "basic" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
              Difficultness: Level 3
              12345678910
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 8
              12345678910
              Definite    ➨     Versatile