1. of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental: a basic principle; the basic ingredient.
2. Chemistry. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a base. not having all of the hydroxyls of the base replaced by the acid group, or having the metal or its equivalent united partly to the acid group and partly to oxygen. alkaline.
3. Metallurgy. noting, pertaining to, or made by a steelmaking process (basic process) in which the furnace or converter is lined with a basic or
"yen can be basic as yen."
"works can be basic by lacks."
"systems can be basic in operations."
"substances can be basic to processes."
"speeches can be basic to independences."
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