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Definitions for basically
ˈbeɪ sɪk liba·si·cal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basically, fundamentally, essentiallyadverb

    in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

    "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"

Wiktionary

  1. basicallyadverb

    in a fundamental, essential or basic manner

    They've added some fancy features, but it's basically still a car.

  2. Etymology: From basic + -ally

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basically' in Written Corpus Frequency: #631

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basically' in Adverbs Frequency: #241

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basically in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basically in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of basically in a Sentence

  1. Theodore Boutrous:

    They're basically asking the court to recognize a tort that would hold (the oil companies) responsible for the way civilization and humankind have developed over the ages.

  2. Anthony Kennedy:

    The union basically is making these teachers 'compelled riders' for issues on which they strongly disagree.

  3. Sharla Wilson via AP:

    As I get used to my new place, I will start to settle down. Thanks for being patient with me. I don’t mean to be such a pain. the sign basically explains he’s an old man now and he has cataracts.

  4. Fox News:

    OK, that's a very creative refrain, the chorus that goes on and on, is that related to lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African-Americans ?

  5. Bill Baer:

    There are some ideas that should never get out of corporate headquarters, it wastes the time of my people. Basically at the end of the day it's an embarrassment for companies to get out there and invest in something, get its shareholders all excited and then have to pull out at the last minute.

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