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Definition of Basic

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 death penalty issue is obviously a divisive one. But whether one is for or against, you can not deny the basic illogic - if we know the system is flawed, if we know there are innocent people on Death Row, then until the system is reformed, should we not abandon the death penalty to protect those who are innocent?
Richard LaGravenese

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant

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

When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope.
Matthew Bourne
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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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