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Meaning of basic

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic
             fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public
             opinion occur because of changes in priorities" [ant:
             {incident}, {incidental}]
      2: reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible
         without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a
         canonical syllable pattern" [syn: {basic}, {canonic},
      3: serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in
         Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic
         tools"; "an introductory art course" [syn: {basic},
      4: of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
      n 1: a popular programming language that is relatively easy to
           learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic
           instruction code; no longer in general use
      2: (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is
         constant [syn: {basic}, {staple}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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