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BASIC British & World English

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

BASIC New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

simple high-level computer programming language

basic British & World English

Forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental

basic English Thesaurus

the basic principles of criminal law

basic pay British & World English

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

basic in basic English Thesaurus

the basic principles of criminal law

basic in fundamental English Thesaurus

a fundamental political principle

basic slag British & World 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 British & World English

The amount a person earns before additional payments such as overtime

Basic English British & World English

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

basic training British & World English

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

basic oxygen process British & World 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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