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BASIC US English

A simple high-level computer programming language that uses familiar English words, designed for beginners and formerly used widely

basic US English

Forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental

basic US Thesaurus

basic human rights

Basic Law US English

That of the Federal Republic of Germany, established in 1949.

basic pay US English

A standard rate of pay before additional payments such as allowances and bonuses

non-basic US English

Chemistry. Not having the properties of or containing a base.

basic rate US English

A standard rate of pay, before additions are made for overtime, etc.; also, the standard rate charged for a service, before discounts or supplementary charges.

basic skill US English

(Chiefly in plural) a skill considered fundamental or elementary in a particular field, or to enable a person to function in society; (Education) the minimum level of literacy or numeracy.

basic slag US English

Slag formed as a by-product of basic steel-making processes. It is generally rich in lime and sometimes also in phosphates, and can be used as fertilizer

basic wage US English

The amount a person earns before additional payments such as overtime

Basic English US English

A simplified form of English limited to 850 selected words, intended for international communication

basic number US English

The haploid number of chromosomes; specifically the lowest haploid number of a polyploid series.

basic-oxygen US English

Designating a type of steelmaking furnace which is lined with material rich in basic oxides, and in which the metal is heated under a directly-injected layer of gaseous oxygen; hence, designating this technique or process of steel production, or steel produced in this way.

basic research US English

Theoretical research aimed at discovering scientific principles and facts; opposed to applied research, which puts those principles to practical use.

basic training US English

The initial period of training for new personnel, involving intense physical activity and behavioral discipline

basic oxygen process US English

A steel-making process in which a jet of oxygen is delivered by a lance on to a molten mixture of pig iron and scrap steel in a retort lined with a basic refractory. Excess carbon is burnt away, producing enough heat to keep the iron molten, and the oxidized impurities are removed as gases or slag