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basic

adjective    /ˈbeɪ·sɪk/
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. basically    /ˈbeɪ·sɪk·li/ adverb [not gradable] The two cars are basically the same.
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