Meaning of BASIC in English

BASIC

[ba.sic] adj (1842) 1: of, relating to, or forming the base or essence: fundamental

2: constituting or serving as the basis or starting point 3 a: of, relating to, containing, or having the character of a chemical base b: having an alkaline reaction

4: containing relatively little silica "~ rocks"

5: relating to, made by, used in, or being a process of making steel done in a furnace lined with basic material and under basic slag -- ba.sic.i.ty n

[2]basic n (1926) 1: something that is basic: fundamental "get back to ~s"

2: basic training BA.SIC n [Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code] (1964): a simplified language for programming a computer

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