basically

[bey-sik-lee]
adverb

Origin:
1900–05; basic + -ally

quasi-basically, adverb
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basically (ˈbeɪsɪklɪ)
 
adv
1.  in a fundamental or elementary manner; essentially: strident and basically unpleasant
2.  (sentence modifier) in essence; in summary; put simply: basically we had underestimated mother nature

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basically
1903, from basic (q.v.).
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Example sentences
The difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease is basically one
  of degree.
The gorillas perform basically three different kinds of splashing: one- and
  two-handed splashes, and a body splash.
For some people, these disturbances are basically harmless.
Upon arrival in the bay, they are basically starving, their breastbones
  protruding from their downy red chests.
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