basic process

noun Metallurgy.
See under basic ( def 3 ).

1900–05 Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

1842, from base (n.) + -ic.

computer language, 1964, acronym for Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code; invented by J.G. Kemeny and T.E. Kurtz.
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basic ba·sic (bā'sĭk)

  1. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis.

  2. Producing, resulting from, or relating to a base.

  3. Containing a base, especially in excess of acid.

  4. Containing oxide or hydroxide anions.

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BASIC   (bā'sĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A simple programming language developed in the 1960s that is widely taught to students as a first programming language.
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