Meaning of BASIC in English
B eginner's A ll-purpose S ymbolic I nstruction C ode. A very popular programming language developed by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz at Dartmouth College in the 1960's. Their have been a number of implementations of basic over the years including :-
Historically, basic has been the programming language with which most people have got their first experience of programming.
English glossary of Internet and PC terminology. Английский глоссарий Интернет и ПК терминологии. 2012