- ba|sics [ˈbeısıks] n [plural]1.) the most important and necessary facts about something, from which other possibilities and ideas may developbasics of▪ the basics of French grammar▪ Here are some of the basics you will need to know.2.) things which everyone needs in order to live or to deal with a particular situation▪ basics like food and education3.) back to basicsused to describe a return to teaching or doing the most important or simplest things▪ A lot of parents want schools to get back to basics.
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basics — UK US /ˈbeɪsɪks/ noun [plural] ► things that people need to learn, know, or do before they can achieve something: »Success is achieved by focusing on the basics quality, innovation, and customer care. learn/master the basics (of sth) »It shouldn… … Financial and business terms
Basics — may refer to: * The Basics, a band * Basics (Voyager episode), an episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager * British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) … Wikipedia
basics — asics n. pl. 1. a statement of fundamental facts or principles. Syn: ABC, ABC s, ABCs, rudiments. [WordNet 1.5] 2. principles from which other truths can be derived; as, let s get down to basics. Syn: fundamentals, fundamental principle, basic… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
basics — (n.) rudiments or fundamentals of anything, by 1934, from BASIC (Cf. basic). Also see ICS (Cf. ics). Phrase back to basics was in use by 1975 … Etymology dictionary
basics — [[t]be͟ɪsɪks[/t]] 1) N PLURAL: usu the N, oft N of n The basics of something are its simplest, most important elements, ideas, or principles, in contrast to more complicated or detailed ones. They will concentrate on teaching the basics of… … English dictionary
basics — noun VERB + BASICS ▪ grasp, know, learn, master, pick up, understand ▪ explain, outline, teach ▪ … Collocations dictionary
basics — ba|sics [ beısıks ] noun plural 1. ) the basics the most important aspects or principles of something that you should learn, think about, or deal with first: Let s start with the basics; you have a good job and a nice home. basics of: The basics… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
basics — UK [ˈbeɪsɪks] / US noun [plural] 1) the basics the most important aspects or principles of something that you should learn, think about, or deal with first Let s start with the basics – you ve got a good job and a nice home. basics of: The basics … English dictionary
Basics — Ba|sics 〈[ bɛısıks] Pl.; umg.〉 1. wichtige Bestandteile der menschlichen Grundversorgung, z. B. Nahrung, Wohnung usw. 2. Grundlagen eines Fach , Wissensgebietes, Hobbys 3. gut kombinierbare Einzelteile als Grundausstattung an Kleidung ● ein… … Universal-Lexikon
basics — noun (plural) the most important and necessary facts about something, from which other possibilities and ideas may develop: Once you know the basics, you can start experimenting with different methods. | the basics of: I learned the basics of… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English