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[n] (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
[n] a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code); no longer in general use
[adj] (chemistry) of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
[adj] of primary importance; "basic truths"
[adj] serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"
[adj] pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
[adj] reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"

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