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Oxford dictionary definition of the word basic:
1forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental:
certain basic rules must be obeyed
the laying down of arms is basic to the agreement
offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury:
the food was good, if a bit basic
common to or required by everyone; primary and ineradicable or inalienable:
basic human rights
2 Chemistry having the properties of a base, or containing a base; having a pH above 7:
these salts yield basic solutions comparable in strength with the mineral alkalis
Often contrasted with acidic and alkaline.
Geology (of rock, especially lava) relatively poor in silica:
a coarse-grained, basic, plutonic rock
Metallurgy relating to or denoting steel-making processes involving lime-rich refractories and slags.
the essential facts or principles of a subject or skill:
I learnt the basics of programming on a course
teachers are going back to basics to encourage pupils to learn English
essential food and other supplies:
people are facing a shortage of basics like flour
mid 19th century: from base1 + -ic