basically - definition and synonyms

 
 
adverb 

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/ˈbeɪsɪkli/
  1. 1
    used for saying that you are talking about the most important aspects of something and not mentioning the specific details

    The book is basically a love story.

  2. 2
    mainly spoken used for emphasizing the most important point or idea in what you are saying

    Basically, you should have asked me first.