Synonyms for basic

Synonyms for (noun) basic

Synonyms: basic, staple

Definition: (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

Similar words: commodity, trade good, good

Definition: articles of commerce

Synonyms: BASIC

Definition: a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

Similar words: programing language, programming language

Definition: (computer science) a language designed for programming computers

Synonyms for (adj) basic

Synonyms: basic

Definition: of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

Similar words: alkalic, alkaline

Definition: relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7

Usage: alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone

Synonyms: basic, introductory

Definition: serving as a base or starting point

Usage: a basic course in Russian; basic training for raw recruits; a set of basic tools; an introductory art course

Similar words: first

Definition: preceding all others in time or space or degree

Usage: the first house on the right; the first day of spring; his first political race; her first baby; the first time; the first meetings of the new party; the first phase of his training

Synonyms: basic

Definition: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

Usage: a basic fact; the basic ingredients; basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities

Similar words: basal, base

Definition: serving as or forming a base

Usage: the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

Similar words: elemental, elementary, primary

Definition: of or being the essential or basic part

Usage: an elementary need for love and nurturing

Similar words: fundamental, rudimentary, underlying

Definition: being or involving basic facts or principles

Usage: the fundamental laws of the universe; a fundamental incomatibility between them; these rudimentary truths; underlying principles

Similar words: grassroots

Definition: fundamental

Usage: the grassroots factor in making the decision

Similar words: radical

Definition: arising from or going to the root or source

Usage: a radical flaw in the plan

Synonyms: canonic, canonical, basic

Definition: reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

Usage: a basic story line; a canonical syllable pattern

Similar words: standard

Definition: established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

Usage: a standard reference work; the classical argument between free trade and protectionism

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