basic


basic
ba|sic
W1S1 [ˈbeısık] adj
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: base]
1.) forming the most important or most necessary part of something
→↑basics
the basic principles of chemistry
The basic idea is simple.
basic research
basic information
basic to
medical techniques basic to the control of infection
2.) at the simplest or least developed level
→↑basics
the basic skills of programming
Their knowledge is very basic.
The farm lacks even basic equipment .
3.) basic salary/pay/pension etc
the amount of money that you are paid before any special payments are added
On top of the basic salary there are numerous other benefits.
4.) [only before noun]
basic rights, needs etc are ones that everyone needs or should have
basic human rights
poor families unable to meet their basic needs

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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