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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

How to pronounce basically?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say basically in sign language?

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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. Canon Andrew White:

    Basically, what is being taught is death to anyone who is not a follower of Mohammed.

  2. President Nicolas Maduro:

    The U.N. Security Council has refused to include this Venezuelan tragedy in its agenda, where it faces basically Russia that sees Venezuela as an important ally in the region, andwould veto its consideration, most probably together with China, we support OHCHR’s efforts to shed light on the abysmal human rights situation in Venezuela.

  3. Douglas Gentile:

    The first study I began in 1999, to basically try to show video game addiction isn't a real thing, and it turns out I was wrong !

  4. Grand Rapids.Superintendent Ron Wilson:

    The logistics of being able to transport students with those kinds of confines means that I would need basically six buses to complete a single bus route, that certainly is problematic for us. Number one, we don't have the additional buses, and even if we did, I don't have enough drivers for the additional buses.

  5. Cory Doctorow, Eastern Standard Tribe, 2004:

    Engineers are all basically high-functioning autistics who have no idea how normal people do stuff.

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