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basic British & World English

Forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental

BASIC British & World English

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

basic English Thesaurus

the basic principles of criminal law

basic in basic English Thesaurus

the basic principles of criminal law

basic in fundamental English Thesaurus

a fundamental political principle

Basic Law British & World English

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

non-basic British & World English

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

basic pay British & World English

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

basic rate British & World 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 British & World 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 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 number British & World English

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

basic-oxygen British & World 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 English British & World English

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

basic research British & World English

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

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