basal

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, of, or at the base; fundamental.

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Usage examples "basal":

  1. Yet its simple ethical principles and its social relationships are basal in the lives of the vast masses of the Chinese. - "Buddhism and Buddhists in China", Lewis Hodus.
  2. Perhaps the basal principle of concealing coloration is the law of counter- shading, first partially announced by Prof. - "Butterflies Worth Knowing", Clarence M. Weed.
  3. In one of Miss McMillan's early books she wrote: Very early the child begins more or less consciously to exercise the basal sense- the sense of touch. - "The Child Under Eight", E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith.