A simple high-level computer programming language that uses familiar English words, designed for beginners and formerly used widely
Forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental
basic human rights
That of the Federal Republic of Germany, established in 1949.
A standard rate of pay before additional payments such as allowances and bonuses
Chemistry. Not having the properties of or containing a base.
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.
(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.
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
The amount a person earns before additional payments such as overtime
A simplified form of English limited to 850 selected words, intended for international communication
The haploid number of chromosomes; specifically the lowest haploid number of a polyploid series.
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.
Theoretical research aimed at discovering scientific principles and facts; opposed to applied research, which puts those principles to practical use.
The initial period of training for new personnel, involving intense physical activity and behavioral discipline
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