From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbasicba‧sic /ˈbeɪsɪk/ ●●●S2W1 adjective 🔊 🔊 1BASICforming the most important or most necessary part of something → basics 🔊 the basic principles of chemistry 🔊 The basic idea is simple. 🔊 basic research 🔊 basic informationbasic to 🔊 medical techniques basic to the control of infection2SIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDat the simplest or least developed level → basics 🔊 the basic skills of programming 🔊 Their knowledge is very basic. 🔊 The farm lacks even basic equipment.3 →basic salary/pay/pension etc4[only before noun]EVERYONEbasic rights, needs etc are ones that everyone needs or should have 🔊 basic human rights 🔊 poor families unable to meet their basic needsCOLLOCATIONSnounsthe basic ideaThe basic idea is that science discovers the truth of how the world works.a basic principleThe basic principles underlying all the systems are the same.basic informationThis leaflet has been designed to provide some basic information.basic factsYou should start by giving the basic facts.basic rulesMost people nowadays are aware of some of the basic rules of healthy living.a basic questionThe interviewer will ask you some basic questions about your education and work experience.a basic conceptHe was unfamiliar with the most basic concepts of chemistry.basic servicesThey lack basic services such as water and electricity.basic researchWe need basic research into the causes of mental illness.a basic ingredient of somethingThe ability to adapt is a basic ingredient of survival.THESAURUSbasic the basic things or information are the ones that are the most necessary, or the ones that you need to know firstVisit our website for some basic facts about healthy eating, exercise and weight control.Water – indeed everything basic to life here must be brought in by truck.people's basic needsfundamental more important than anything else – used especially when you want to emphasize what you are sayingThe fundamental problem is a lack of resources.one of the fundamental beliefs of ChristianityThese values are fundamental to our society.essential used when talking about a particular thing or feature, which something must have in order to continue. Also used when talking about the main point, difference etcFreedom of the press is essential to our democracy.Change and diversity are essential characteristics of the natural world.The essential point is this: either we act now, or the whole future of our planet is uncertain. One of the essential differences between humans and computers is that humans are more likely to make mistakes. central very important and having a lot of influence or receiving a lot of attentionIndonesia occupies a central role in this market.Education is central to government policy.