basic

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basic

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Positive
basic

Comparative
more basic

Superlative
most basic

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Basic is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. When something is basic, it is simple.
    Everyone in the army has to have basic training.
  2. When something is basic, it is fundamental or important.
    Water is a basic necessity of human life: you cannot live without it.

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Noun[change]

Singular
basic

Plural
basics

  1. (usually plural) Basics are things that are essential.
    Beginners must first learn the basics before they become experts.

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