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basic
  • 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
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basidiomycetous
  • a  pertaining to or characteristic of fungi of the class Basidiomycetes
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basidiosporous
  • a  of or relating to or characterized by spores produced by basidia
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basifixed
  • s  attached by its base (as certain anthers to their filaments or stalks)
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basilar
  • a  of or relating to or located at the base
    the basilar membrane of the cochlea
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basinal
  • a  of or relating to a basin
    basinal deposits
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basipetal
  • a  of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base
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bass
  • n  the lowest part of the musical range
  • n  the lowest part in polyphonic music
  • n  an adult male singer with the lowest voice
  • n  the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
  • n  any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus)
  • n  the lowest adult male singing voice
  • n  the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
  • n  nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
  • s  having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
    a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice
    a bass clarinet
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bastard
  • n  insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  • n  the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
  • n  derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
    the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic
  • s  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
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bastardised
  • v  change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
  • v  declare a child to be illegitimate
  • s  deriving from more than one source or style
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bastardized
  • v  change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
  • v  declare a child to be illegitimate
  • s  deriving from more than one source or style
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bastardly
  • s  born out of wedlock
  • s  of no value or worth
    I was caught in the bastardly traffic
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