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Definition of Basic


  1. Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.
  2. Having the base in excess, or the amount of the base atomically greater than that of the acid, or exceeding in proportion that of the related neutral salt.
  3. Apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper.
  4. Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.

Basic Quotations

Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.
Naveen Jain

The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
Christopher McCandless

Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.
Antoine Lavoisier

Just as we reject racism, sexism, ageism, and heterosexism, we reject speciesism. The species of a sentient being is no more reason to deny the protection of this basic right than race, sex, age, or sexual orientation is a reason to deny membership in the human moral community to other humans.
Gary L. Francione

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Robert A. Heinlein
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Basic Translations

basic in Afrikaans is basies
basic in Dutch is basis-
basic in German is BASIC, grundlegend
basic in Italian is base
basic in Swedish is grund
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