What does basic mean?

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ˈbeɪ sɪkba·sic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. BASIC(noun)

    a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

  2. basic, staple(adj)

    (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

  3. basic(adj)

    pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

    "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

  4. basic, canonic, canonical(adj)

    reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

    "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"

  5. basic, introductory(adj)

    serving as a base or starting point

    "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"

  6. basic(adj)

    of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

Wiktionary

  1. basic(Noun)

    A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.

    Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  2. basic(Noun)

    An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.

    Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  3. basic(Noun)

    basic training.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  4. basic(Adjective)

    necessary, essential for life or some process.

    Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  5. basic(Adjective)

    elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.

    The Hotel Sparta's accommodation is purely basic.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  6. basic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  7. BASIC(ProperNoun)

    A family of third-generation programming languages (c.1964 on).

    Many programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum computer in BASIC.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

  8. Basic(ProperNoun)

    A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).

    Many programs were written for the Sinclair Spectrum computer in BASIC.

    Etymology: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basic(adj)

    relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt

  2. Basic(adj)

    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. Basic(adj)

    apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper

  4. Basic(adj)

    said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt

Freebase

  1. BASIC

    BASIC is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use; the name is an acronym from Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. The original Dartmouth BASIC was designed in 1964 by John George Kemeny and Thomas Eugene Kurtz at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA to provide computer access to non-science students. At the time, nearly all use of computers required writing custom software, which was something only scientists and mathematicians tended to do. The language and its variants became widespread on microcomputers in the late 1970s and 1980s, when it was typically a standard feature, and often part of the firmware of the machine. The presence of an easy-to-learn language such as BASIC on these early personal computers allowed small business owners to develop their own custom application software, leading to widespread use of these computers in businesses that previously did not have access to computing technology. BASIC remains popular in numerous dialects and new languages influenced by BASIC such as Microsoft Visual Basic. In 2006, 59% of developers for the .NET Framework used Visual Basic .NET as their only programming language.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. BASIC

    A programming language, originally designed for Dartmouth's experimental timesharing system in the early 1960s, which for many years was the leading cause of brain damage in proto-hackers. Edsger W. Dijkstra observed in Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective that “It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.” This is another case (like Pascal) of the cascading lossage that happens when a language deliberately designed as an educational toy gets taken too seriously. A novice can write short BASIC programs (on the order of 10-20 lines) very easily; writing anything longer (a) is very painful, and (b) encourages bad habits that will make it harder to use more powerful languages well. This wouldn't be so bad if historical accidents hadn't made BASIC so common on low-end micros in the 1980s. As it is, it probably ruined tens of thousands of potential wizards.[1995: Some languages called “BASIC” aren't quite this nasty any more, having acquired Pascal- and C-like procedures and control structures and shed their line numbers. —ESR]BASIC stands for “Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code”. Earlier versions of this entry claiming this was a later backronym were incorrect.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'basic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #900

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1366

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basic' in Adjectives Frequency: #104

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of basic in a Sentence

  1. Jacob Frey:

    For five minutes, we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man, when you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th this last night is simply awful. It was traumatic and it serves as a clear reminder of just how far we have to go.

  2. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    That's the basic premise I think we should all operate under.

  3. Dennis Quaid:

    Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oct. 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. ( Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment) Dennis Quaid, 65, AND PHD STUDENT Laura Savoie, 26, WILL MARRY WITHIN THE YEAR, STAR SAYS Quaid also shared it was never his intention to find someone Savoies age. I didnt go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me, he explained. I met Laura Savoie at a business event and then the relationship developed. You have no control over who you fall in love with, he continued. I dont fall in love easily. But I cant let what a few people think control all that. Ive been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is. I feel like I have a real partner in life. Quaid was previously dating longtime girlfriend Santa Auzina, whom he was last photographed with in December 2018, People Magazine reported. The couple, who were together for a little over two years, began dating after Dennis Quaid split from Dennis Quaid wife of 12 years, Kimberly Buffington, in 2016. The former pair finalized their divorced in April 2018. Quaid was previously married to actress Meg Ryan. The 10-year marriage ended in 2001. Dennis Quaid, 65, DATING PHD STUDENT Laura Savoie, 26 : REPORTS Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan are pictured here in February 2000. Dennis Quaid spoke to Fox News about Dennis Quaid first-ever splurge for the holidays. ( Photo by KMazur/WireImage via Getty) Dennis Quaid HOPES BY SHARING Dennis Quaid STORY WITH PAST ADDICTION ITLL HELP OTHERS : LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AFTERWARDS And before that, Dennis Quaid was married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 until 1983. Earlier this month, Dennis Quaid told Entertainment Tonight hes eager to be a married man within the year. Youve got a year, right ? Dennis Quaid told the outlet. And if you go past a year without getting married, then youre suspect. Thats basic etiquette. According to Dennis Quaid, Dennis Quaid and Savoite began planning their wedding the next minute after Dennis Quaid popped the question in Hawaii last month. I think shes looking at wedding dresses today, Dennis Quaid said. Shes got ta get started. Dennis Quaid SHOWS OFF LAURA SAVOIES ENGAGEMENT RING According to People Magazine, this photo shows Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie on May 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. ( Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) DENNIS QUAID ON NATASHA RICHARDSONS DEATH 10 YEARS LATER : SHES A BEAUTIFUL PERSON In late October, Dennis Quaid confirmed to Extra Dennis Quaid proposed to the 26-year-old after several months of dating. I had the ring in my pocket, Dennis Quaid gushed to the outlet. It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan I wanted it to be private. At the time, Dennis Quaid revealed Dennis Quaid waited for the perfect sunset to pop the question. She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, Will you marry me ? And then she fell down.

  4. Olli Kangas:

    The government has chosen to try a totally different path, basic income is unconditional. Now, they are pursuing conditionality.

  5. Jose Biller:

    We are always talking about sickness and infirmity and we don't emphasize health, as a country we spend more on healthcare than anyone else but we don't pay attention to prevention. Many problems can be solved by very basic measures, and as this study shows, that includes taking care of the spirit.

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