Meaning of “basic” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈbeɪsɪk/
Extra Examples
The basic units of measure we use are distance, time, and mass.I'm trained in basic first aid.They need basic foodstuffs like rice and corn.It's one of the basic tenets of Islam.The basic problem is the inadequacy of our school budget.
MAIN [ always before noun ]

B1 being the main or most important part of something:

The basic problem is very simple.

B1 including or providing only the things that are most necessary:


B1 very simple, with nothing special added:

My software is pretty basic.

(Definition of “basic” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)