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basic is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of basic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to meet his or her basic needs so in my …”

meanings of basic


  1. Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
  2. Necessary, essential for life or some process.
  3. Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.
  4. Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.


  1. A family of third-generation programming languages (c.1964 on).
  2. A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).
  3. Initialism of Brazil, South Africa, India and China.
  4. Initialism of British American Security Information Council.


  1. Basic training.
  2. A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
  3. An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.

basic frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word basic occurs in english on average 78.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics basic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that basic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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