basic

/ˈbeɪsɪk/ (say 'baysik), Chiefly US /ˈbæsɪk/ (say 'basik)

adjective
1. of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental: a basic principle; a basic ingredient.
2. (of manufactured commodities) equipped with essential components, without optional extras.
3. Chemistry
a. relating to, of the nature of, or containing a base.
b. not having all of the hydroxyls of the base replaced by the acid group, or having the metal or its equivalent united partly to the acid group and partly to oxygen.
c. alkaline.
4. Metallurgy denoting, relating to, or made by a steelmaking process in which the furnace is lined with a basic or non-siliceous material, principally burnt magnesite and a small amount of ground basic slag, to aid in sintering.
5. (of rocks) having relatively little silica.
6. Military
a. primary: basic training.
b. US receiving basic training: a basic airman.
noun
7. something that is basic or essential.
phrase
8. back to basics, back to first principles; back to the origins.
{bas(e)1 + -ic}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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