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basically

[bey-sik-lee] /ˈbeɪ sɪk li/
adverb
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; basic + -ally
Related forms
quasi-basically, adverb
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Examples from the web for basically
  • 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.
  • There are basically two types: clumping and trailing.
  • It's basically the same as the browser-based version of the group music listening service, but for your phone.
  • These headphones are basically a pair of solid sports earbuds connected by a short cable.
  • basically friend, the problem is even if global warming is human caused, you are focusing on the wrong cause.
  • Viruses are basically strands of genetic material encased in a coat of proteins and sometimes fats.
  • That's basically what an infrastructure bank would entail.
British Dictionary definitions for basically

basically

/ˈbeɪsɪklɪ/
adverb
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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Word Origin and History for basically
adv.

1903, from basic (adj.) + -ly (2).

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