- 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
- n (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
- a 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
- s reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
a basic story line
- s serving as a base or starting point
a basic course in Russian
basic training for raw recruits
a set of basic tools
- s of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base
- To British motorists, the Government's ending of the "basic petrol ration" last fall had seemed the last heartbreaking straw in the load of enforced joylessness.
- Each contest illustrates a basic way to shrink your footprint: remove meat from your diet, drive or fly less and just reduce the amount of power you use at home whenever possible .
- 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.
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- Basic Eurail pass useless in France
Students heading to Europe this summer may be shocked to learn that as of this year, the basic multi-country Eurail Select student pass ($317) is no longer good on trains in France. They have to buy the more costly Eurail Global pass ($501) instead.
June 11, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
- Spirax Sarco's Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training Course Coming to South Carolina in August
Spirax Sarco, the leader in products and services for steam systems, is exciting to announce their latest training event: Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training. This five-day course is being held on August 19 - 23, 2013 at Spirax Sarco’s state-of-the-art training facility in Blythewood, South Carolina where participants will learn virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance ...
June 11, 2013 - ThomasNet
- Basic Energy Services To Present At The Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) announced today that its management will be presenting at the Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference in ...
June 10, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
- Barack Obama in Investor's Business Daily
The president had harsh words for Arizona, saying its new law "threatened to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans."
- Robert Sarver in FOXNews
Sarver says that due to the law "our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question."
- President Bush in International Herald Tribune
Americans are outraged by the situation in Burma, where a military junta has imposed a 19-year reign of fear,Bush said. "Basic freedoms of speech, assembly and worship are severely restricted. Ethnic minorities are persecuted. Forced child...