Definition of basic

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • basic is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 9
  • basic is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 9
  • basic is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of basic


  • reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a basic story line

    Synonyms

    1. canonic
    2. canonical
  • serving as a base or starting point (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a basic course in Russian
    2. basic training for raw recruits
    3. a set of basic tools

    Synonyms

    1. introductory
  • (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. staple
  • 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 (noun)
  • of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base (adjective)
  • pertaining to or constituting a base or basis (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a basic fact
    2. the basic ingredients
    3. basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities

See definition of basic in Merriam Webster

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