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ˈbeɪ sɪk liba·si·cal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basically, fundamentally, essentially(adverb)

    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"

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  1. basically(Adverb)

    in a fundamental, essential or basic manner

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

    Etymology: From basic + -ally

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  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. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. The Australian:

    I think if you’re mature about it, and if you can basically just admit if one guys better on the day and be open about it, then you’ll have good respect for each other.

  3. Marion Ots:

    Basically, I am ready to engage in battle.

  4. Jeffrey Lewis:

    Everybody is pretty dug in and there's not a lot of space for forming coalitions that don't cleave in basically the same way across [ multiple ] issues.

  5. Michelle Johnston:

    You can sign up and be in the military and basically give your life for your country. You can vote, why shouldn't you be able to choose if you want to buy tobacco products or vaping products, when you're considered a legal adult?

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