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basically

adverb
     
ba‧sic‧ally S1
1 [sentence adverb] spoken used to emphasize the most important reason or fact about something, or a simple explanation of something:
Basically, I'm just lazy.
Well, basically, it's a matter of filling in a few forms.
I used to see him every night, basically.
2 in the main or most important ways, without considering additional details or differences [= fundamentally]:
All cheeses are made in basically the same way.
I believe that human beings are basically good.
Basically, he hadn't changed at all.

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