|1.||of, relating to, or forming a base or basis; fundamental; underlying|
|2.||elementary or simple: a few basic facts|
|3.||excluding additions or extras: basic pay|
|a. of, denoting, or containing a base; alkaline|
|b. (of a salt) containing hydroxyl or oxide groups not all of which have been replaced by an acid radical: basic lead carbonate, 2PbCO3.Pb|
|5.||metallurgy of, concerned with, or made by a process in which the furnace or converter is made of a basic material, such as magnesium oxide|
|6.||(of such igneous rocks as basalt) containing between 52 and 45 per cent silica|
|7.||military primary or initial: basic training|
|8.||(usually plural) a fundamental principle, fact, etc|
basic ba·sic (bā'sĭk)
Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis.
Producing, resulting from, or relating to a base.
Containing a base, especially in excess of acid.
Containing oxide or hydroxide anions.
Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code