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Adjective
Of or forming a base or basis
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“Typing is on the curriculum in several countries, where it is seen as a basic skill.”
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Elementary, simple or merely functional
“We didn't have much money or time and just rented a basic motel room.”
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Offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
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“Camcorders range in features from basic to those with more advanced options.”
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Easy to decipher or solve
“I would presume a person of your intellect would find basic puzzles unchallenging and rather boring.”
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(chemistry) Having a pH greater than 7
“A basic solution can have significantly more hydroxide ions than an acidic solution.”
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Of or pertaining to initiation
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Crudely constructed, typically in a hasty or improvised manner
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In a crude or unfinished state
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Having no outstanding characteristics
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Used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is
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Denotes a composition of a single element
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Implanted or firmly established
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Based on abstract reasoning
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Designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive
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Not modified
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Describing rocks, such as silicate minerals, magmas, and volcanic and intrusive igneous rocks, which contain relatively high concentrations of magnesium and iron
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Restricted or low in amount or extent
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Stated in indefinite terms
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Plain, unembellished and straight to the point, often uncomfortably so
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Incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred to another
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Of a minimum amount, quantity, size, or degree
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Pithy
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Lacking depth or substance
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Humble or lower in rank or status
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Almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
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Relating to or forming part of the structure of a building or other item
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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Pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast or animal
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(usually in plural form "basics") Fundamental principles or facts
“It's time to get back to basics and not overcomplicate things.”
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(usually used in plural form "essentials") A fundamental element or characteristic
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Something which is required for a given purpose
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Basic elements
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The vital part or essence of something
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A belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group
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