Definition of BASIC:

  1. Forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental.

  2. Having the properties of a base, or containing a base; having a pH greater than 7.

  3. Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. Easier to use high-level programming language that allows a user to interact with a program while it is running (being executed). Although developed for instructional purposes, it was adopted by Microsoft corporation for its DOS (as QuickBasic) and Windows (as Visual Basic) operating systems and underlies its application software as the control language. Invented in 1964 by US math professors, John Kemeny (1926-1992) and Thomas Kurtz (born 1928) of Dartmouth College.

  4. The essential facts or principles of a subject or skill.

Synonyms of BASIC

Fundamentals, Essentials, Rudiments, Principles, First principles, Foundations, Preliminaries, Groundwork, Ab ovo, Aboriginal, Acid, Alkali, Austere, Bare, Basal, Basilar, Bedrock, Biochemical, Bottom, Capital, Central, Chaste, Chemical, Chemicobiological, Chemicoengineering, Chemicomineralogical, Chemicophysical, Chemurgic, Chief, Constituent, Constitutive, Copolymeric, Copolymerous, Crucial, Dimeric, Dimerous, Electrochemical, Element, Elemental, Elementary, Embryonic, Essential, Focal, Foundational, Fundamental, Generative, Genetic, Germinal, Gut, Heteromerous, Homely, Homespun, Homogeneous, In embryo, In ovo, Indispensable, Indivisible, Irreducible, Isomerous, Key, Life-and-death, Life-or-death, Macrochemical, Main, Material, Mere, Metameric, Monolithic, Monomerous, Nonacid, Of a piece, Of the essence, Of vital importance, Original, Part and parcel, Photochemical, Physicochemical, Phytochemical, Plain, Polymeric, Pregnant, Primal, Primary, Prime, Primeval, Primitive, Primordial, Principal, Pristine, Protogenic, Pure, Pure and simple, Radical, Radiochemical, Root, Rudiment, Rudimentary, Seminal, Severe, Simon-pure, Simple, Single, Spare, Stark, Substantial, Substantive, Thermochemical, Unadorned, Uncluttered, Underlying, Undifferenced, Undifferentiated, Uniform, Vital, Fundamental, Rudimentary, Primary, Principal, Cardinal, Chief, Elementary, Elemental, Root

How to use BASIC in a sentence?

  1. These salts yield basic solutions comparable in strength with the mineral alkalis.
  2. Certain basic rules must be obeyed.

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