What does the word basic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Of, pertaining to, or like a base.

Usage examples for basic

  1. To elucidate the basic principle of Edison's method, let the crushed ore fall in a thin stream past such a magnet. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. But it was a basic belief of these two gentlemen that " a beating is never wasted on a woman." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards