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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.
Once you’ve mastered the basic principles of using a computer, you can move on.
basic military training
The basic question is how long can this go on?
There are two basic choices: make a fuss or do nothing.
Basic foods such as soy 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.
basic cooking equipment
The accommodations are rather basic.
This is the American English definition of basic. View British English definition of basic.