Associations to the word «Basic»


BASIC, adjective. Necessary, essential for life or some process.
BASIC, adjective. Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
BASIC, adjective. (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.
BASIC, adjective. (slang) Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.
BASIC, noun. A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
BASIC, noun. An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
BASIC, noun. (military) Basic training.
BASIC, proper noun. A family of third-generation programming languages (c.1964 on).
BASIC, proper noun. A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).
BASIC BALANCE, noun. The net balance of the combination of the current account and the capital account in a balance of payments.
BASIC BITCH, noun. (slang) (vulgar) (derogatory) A person (typically a woman) who likes mainstream music, fashion, and products, or is otherwise unexceptional and uninteresting.
BASIC BITCHES, noun. Plural of basic bitch
BASIC BLOCK, noun. (compilers) A sequence of contiguous instructions that contains no jumps or labels.
BASIC BLOCKS, noun. Plural of basic block
BASIC CABLE, noun. A tier of pay television which affords neither the broad audience of terrestrial channels nor the cachet of premium channels.
BASIC FORM, noun. The basic form of a word used as a dictionary entry.
BASIC PAY, noun. (US) (military) The monthly pay given to members of the active-duty military, determined by pay grade.
BASIC POKÉMON, noun. A Pokémon card (in Pokémon Trading Card Game) that does not evolve from any other Pokémon card, or evolves from a Baby Pokémon card.
BASIC PROCESS, proper noun. (metalworking) A Bessemer or open-hearth steel-making process in which a lining that is basic, or not siliceous, is used, and additions of basic material are made to the molten charge during treatment.
BASIC RATE INTERFACE, noun. An ISDN subscriber line that provides two B channels and 1 D channel.
BASIC RESEARCH, noun. Research performed without regard to practical applications.
BASIC STRATEGY, noun. (blackjack) A playing strategy that offers the highest return on investment to a player who knows only his point total and the dealer's upcard.
BASIC TRAINING, noun. (military) The standard training regime for introducing new recruits to the organization's discipline and basic operational skills.

Dictionary definition

BASIC, noun. A popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use.
BASIC, noun. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant.
BASIC, adjective. Pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities".
BASIC, adjective. Reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern".
BASIC, adjective. Serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course".
BASIC, adjective. Of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base.

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal