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basic

ba·sic

basic

 
pronunciation:
beI sihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: forming the base of something; being the central or most important element.
The basic structure of the house is very simple, but they have added many things.
similar words:
central, elementary, principal
definition 2: necessary as a base. Things that are basic need to be learned first or done first.
I studied basic science in my first year of high school.Words like "go," "house," and "cold" are basic English words.
antonyms:
secondary
similar words:
central, elementary, necessary, primary
definition 3: simple; having only necessary things.
I just need a basic camera.
derivation: basically (adv.)
Word Builder: basic +
  • basic belief:
    an important idea that forms the basis of something.
  • basic right:
    a right of any person, especially a right promised by a constitution.
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  education, knowledge, physics