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solvent solvent
/ˈsɑl vənt /

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  • basic basic  /ˈbeɪ sɪk/ ?  a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym…

    basic meaning(s) 

    1. (n) a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use
    2. (n) (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    3. (adj) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
    4. (adj) reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
    5. (adj) serving as a base or starting point
    6. (adj) of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

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    basic usage(s)

    1. A staggering 51% of its 4th grade kids and 66% of 8th graders perform below basic level in math and 61% of District 4th graders read below a basic level.
    2. Pollution, drought and vast deserts are all signs the country is struggling to manage its most basic resource.
  • basic assumption basic assumption  an assumption that is basic to an argument
  • basic cognitive process basic cognitive process  cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
  • basic color basic color  a dye that is considered to be a base because the chromophore is part of…
  • basic colour basic colour  a dye that is considered to be a base because the chromophore is part of…
  • basic dye basic dye  a dye that is considered to be a base because the chromophore is part of a positive…
  • basic english basic english  a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language…
  • basic iron basic iron  pig iron containing a high percentage of phosphorus; used in making steel by…
  • basic point defense missile system basic point defense missile system  a shipboard missile system
  • basic principle basic principle  principles from which other truths can be derived
  • basic slag basic slag  slag produced in making steel; low in silica but having large amounts of calcium…
  • basic training basic training  the initial period of training for new military personnel; involves intense…
  • basically basically  /ˈbeɪ sɪk li/ ?  in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
  • basics basics  /ˈbeɪ sɪks/ ?  a statement of fundamental facts or principles
  • basidia basidia  a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends…
  • basidial basidial  relating to or characterized by basidia
  • basidiocarp basidiocarp  the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells
  • basidiolichen basidiolichen  a lichen in which the fungus component is a basidiomycete
  • basidiomycete basidiomycete  any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota
  • basidiomycetes basidiomycetes  large class of higher fungi coextensive with subdivision Basidiomycota
  • basidiomycetous basidiomycetous  pertaining to or characteristic of fungi of the class Basidiomycetes
  • basidiomycetous fungi basidiomycetous fungi  any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota
  • basidiomycota basidiomycota  comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes…
  • basidiomycotina basidiomycotina  comprises fungi bearing the spores on a basidium; includes Gasteromycetes…
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