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Synonyms for basicˈbeɪ sɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. BASIC(noun)

    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

    Synonyms:
    staple

    Antonyms:
    incidental, amphoteric, omissible, parenthetical, last, secondary, parenthetic, peripheral, nonstandard, acidic, amphiprotic, incident

  2. basic, staple(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    staple fibre, staple, basic, raw material, staple fiber

    Antonyms:
    incidental, nonstandard, secondary, last, omissible, parenthetical, incident, parenthetic, amphiprotic, amphoteric, peripheral, acidic

  3. basic(adj)

    pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

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

    Synonyms:
    introductory, canonic, canonical

    Antonyms:
    omissible, peripheral, amphoteric, nonstandard, parenthetic, incident, parenthetical, secondary, amphiprotic, incidental, acidic, last

  4. basic, canonic, canonical(adj)

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

    "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"

    Synonyms:
    introductory, sanctioned, basic, canonic, canonical

    Antonyms:
    acidic, secondary, parenthetical, parenthetic, amphiprotic, incident, nonstandard, incidental, peripheral, omissible, last, amphoteric

  5. basic, introductory(adj)

    serving as a base or starting point

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

    Synonyms:
    introductory, prefatorial, prefatory, basic, canonic, canonical

    Antonyms:
    amphoteric, omissible, nonstandard, secondary, last, acidic, parenthetic, incident, parenthetical, amphiprotic, peripheral, incidental

  6. basic(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    introductory, canonic, canonical

    Antonyms:
    last, parenthetic, nonstandard, secondary, acidic, amphiprotic, incidental, peripheral, omissible, incident, parenthetical, amphoteric

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BASIC

    Synonyms:
    Beginners" All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code


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