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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

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  1. basically

    Basically is an adverb used to introduce or summarize a statement in a simplified or essential form. It is commonly used to present a simplified explanation, outline the main points, or provide a fundamental understanding of a concept or situation. It implies reducing complexity and getting to the core or essence of the matter being discussed.

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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Numerology

  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. Nikolay Georgiev:

    What we recommend here is that the regulators are basically breathing down the neck of the banks all the time, constantly assessing and reassessing whether the bank capital is enough and if not, acting quickly to ask for more capital.

  2. Travis Reid:

    We always saw the first three weeks as basically a series of previews, we knew the movie needed to get established, because it's a film that audiences really, really respond to.

  3. Erin Bromage:

    If they're made to the standard and certified by the appropriate boards in their country like NIOSH here, they all do basically the same thing, but there is a ton of knockoffs that are not certified in the KN95 side of things, that may meet the standards but they're not certified to meet it. And there's others that clearly don't.

  4. Mike DeWine:

    Spread is primarily, we're seeing in social situations, family gatherings where people are unmasked, and in close contact and basically let their guard down.

  5. Paul Offit:

    He will live in a vegetative state probably for five years until he dies from something else. Basically, we snuffed out potentially a 75-year-old perfectly normal life because of a false concern that vaccines would do harm, or in their misguided notion that somehow religion teaches us anything other than we should care for our children.

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