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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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British Dictionary definitions for quasibasically

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 quasibasically

basically

adv.

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

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