Meaning of BASIC in English

I. ˈbā-sik also -zik adjective

Date: 1842


a. : of, relating to, or forming the base or essence : fundamental

basic truths

b. : concerned with fundamental scientific principles : not applied

basic research

2. : constituting or serving as the basis or starting point

a basic set of tools


a. : of, relating to, containing, or having the character of a chemical base

b. : having an alkaline reaction

4. : containing relatively little silica

basic 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 bā-ˈsi-sə-tē noun

II. noun

Date: 1926

1. : something that is basic : fundamental

get back to basic s

2. : basic training

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.