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basic US English

Forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental

BASIC US English

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

basic US Thesaurus

basic human rights

BASIC New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

simple high-level computer programming language

basic pay US English

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

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 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


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