basics


basics
ba|sics [ˈbeısıks] n [plural]
1.) the most important and necessary facts about something, from which other possibilities and ideas may develop
basics 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 education
3.) back to basics
used 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.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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


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