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English definition of “basic”


adjective  /ˈbeɪ·sɪk/ us  
most important or central to something: In physics we study basic principles of force and motion. We help with basic needs like food and shelter.
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈbeɪ·sɪk·li/ us  
The two cars are basically the same.
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