Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun basic

2 senses of basic

Sense 1
BASIC -- (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)
       => programming language, programing language -- ((computer science) a language designed for programming computers)

Sense 2
basic, staple -- ((usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant)
       => commodity, trade good, good -- (articles of commerce)

Antonyms of adj basic

4 senses of basic

Sense 1
basic (vs. incidental) -- (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")

incidental (vs. basic), incident -- ((sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change")
        => omissible -- (capable of being left out)
        => parenthetic, parenthetical -- (qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses; "parenthetical remarks")
        => peripheral -- (related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues")
        => secondary -- (depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection")

Sense 2
basic, canonic, canonical -- (reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern")

INDIRECT (VIA standard) -> nonstandard -- (not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence; "a nonstandard text")

Sense 3
basic, introductory -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA first) -> last -- (coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel")

Sense 4
basic -- (of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base)

INDIRECT (VIA acidic, alkaline) -> amphoteric, amphiprotic -- (having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either)
INDIRECT (VIA alkaline, amphoteric) -> acidic -- (being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7))

Similarity of adj basic

4 senses of basic

Sense 1
basic (vs. incidental) -- (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")
       => basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")
       => elementary, elemental, primary -- (of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing")
       => fundamental, rudimentary, underlying -- (being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles")
       => grassroots -- (fundamental; "the grassroots factor in making the decision")
       => radical -- (arising from or going to the root or source; "a radical flaw in the plan")

Sense 2
basic, canonic, canonical -- (reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern")
       => standard (vs. nonstandard) -- (established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism")

Sense 3
basic, introductory -- (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")
       => first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

Sense 4
basic -- (of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base)
       => alkaline (vs. amphoteric) (vs. acidic), alkalic -- (relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone")

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