Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or like a base.

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Usage examples "basic":

  1. Super- refinement puts a man out of sympathy with much that is basic in humanity, and it needs a great love, or a great sacrifice of feeling, to condone it. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
  2. 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", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  3. But it was a basic belief of these two gentlemen that " a beating is never wasted on a woman." - "Comrade Yetta", Albert Edwards.