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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basics, rudiments(noun)

    a statement of fundamental facts or principles

  2. fundamentals, basics, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrock(noun)

    principles from which other truths can be derived

    "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"


  1. Basics

    "Basics" comprises the 42nd and 43rd episodes of the American science fiction television Star Trek: Voyager, the cliffhanger between the second season and the third season. In this episode, the Federation starship Voyager, alone in the Delta Quadrant, is lured into a trap which leads to the ship being commandeered by the hostile Kazon who forcibly remove the ship's crew to an inhospitable planet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basics in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of basics in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Greenwald:

    People do a poor job of understanding how much they will need for a retirement that could last a long time - and many don’t understand the basics of what their expenses will be in retirement.

  2. Douglas Braunstein:

    Going back to basics for this 150-year old company is ultimately going to be a very successful strategic decision.

  3. Lakia Wilson:

    We are losing generations of children because we are failing them. We are failing them because we are not able to provide everything that they need: textbooks, programming and even the facilities, and that is criminal. And those are just the basics, that's the necessities.

  4. Bruce Bennett:

    North Korea appears to have had a difficult time mastering even the basics of a fission weapon, this suggests that unless North Korea has had help from outside experts, it is unlikely that it has really achieved a hydrogen/fusion bomb since its last nuclear test, just short of three years ago.

  5. Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman:

    We're looking for problem solvers, we're looking for solutions to the basics like jobs and a balanced budget and entitlements, and that's clearly an area where a governor can really differentiate himself from the rest of the pack.

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