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Rice is the basic ingredient of the dish.
We have the basic framework for an agreement.
Honesty and trust are basic to a good relationship.
Basic foods such as soya beans and rice were being flown into the disaster zone.
The state provides only basic health care.
The money they earned did not even cover their most basic needs.
Sales reps receive a basic salary plus commission.
This is the British English definition of basic. View American English definition of basic.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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