basically Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"basically" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈbeɪ.sɪ.kəl.i/
B2 used when referring to the ​main or most ​importantcharacteristic or ​feature of something: Basically, (= the most ​important thing is that) they ​want a lot more ​information about the ​project before they'll put any ​money into it. "So what's the ​difference between these two TVs?" "Well, they're basically the same, but the more ​expensive one has 3D." The car's basically OK, but the ​paintworkneeds some ​attention. The ​village has ​remained basically ​unchanged for over 300 ​years.
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