(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code); no longer in general use
- BASIC [ data ]
pertaining to or constituting a base or basis serving as a base or starting point
- "a set of basic tools"
- "basic training for raw recruits"
- "a basic course in Russian"
- "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
- "the basic ingredients"
- "a basic fact"
- "basic truths"
- "a Basic Will"
of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
- basisk [ kemi, mineral ]
elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional
- "a basic story line"