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  1. bare-bonesadjective

    Minimalist; lacking that which is not essential.

    Meals on early space flights were bare-bones affairs; able to supply nutrition, but severely lacking in palatability.

  2. bare-bonesadjective

    Describes a computer sold pre-assembled, but without certain essential components, often a processor, memory, and hard drive.

    Emil bought a bare-bones rig and a new CPU at the computer show, then popped in his old hard drive.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bare-bones in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bare-bones in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bare-bones in a Sentence

  1. Tom Ballantyne:

    British Airways once stripped one of their Concordes back to bare bones after years of service and found British Airways was in perfect condition with no wear and tear at all, given British Airways gets proper restoration there shouldn't be any issue getting it passed by the regulators. While the plane did have that dreadful crash with Air France that's not why it was taken out of service.

  2. Paul Spiegel:

    It took CBP this long to come up with something like this, and it's so bare bones.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Everybody goes, 'How long, Pataki, can you stay in this?' We've been running on a bare bones campaign from the beginning.

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