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basic

adjective
 
 
/ˈbeɪsɪk/
MAIN [always before noun] B1 being the main or most important part of something: basic ideas/principles The basic problem is very simple.Important and essential thingsInformation and messages
NECESSARY B1 including or providing only the things that are most necessary: basic training/services/skillsCrude and basic
SIMPLE B1 very simple, with nothing special added: My software is pretty basic.Crude and basic
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