Definition of Basically

1. Adverb. In essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature. "For all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"

Exact synonyms: Essentially, Fundamentally
Partainyms: Essential, Fundamental

Definition of Basically

1. Adverb. in a fundamental, essential or basic manner ¹

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Definition of Basically

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basically

basic iron
basic life support
basic oxide
basic personality
basic personality type
basic point defense missile system
basic polypeptide-activated protein kinase
basic principle
basic proteins
basic reaction
basic research
basic salt
basic slag
basic stain
basic training
basically (current term)
basicranial axis
basicranial flexure

Literary usage of Basically

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1982 This construction also appears in edited prose, however basically, ... 1968 basically, we try to test and report on cars that are most widely sold ..."

2. Bruno Ninaber Van Eyben, with Compliments by Wim Crouwel, Ed van Hinte, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben (2002)
"basically every human individual carries responsibility for the benefit or welfare of humanity and for the planet itself, because the planet is our only ..."

3. Under Cover: Evolution of Upholstered Furniture by Ed van Hinte (2006)
"The described method to make upholstered wooden chairs has basically remained the same. Real change had to come from the introduction of a new material for ..."

4. Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality edited by Mary Frances Berry (2000)
"Anglos are basically the general white population in this country as categorized in most EEO forms. Any other categorization beyond that would be one of ..."

5. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1917)
"Concrete conduct, it has maintained, is thus basically a complex phenomenon ... It is basically both original and acquired, both individual and social, ..."

6. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry: 150 B.C.-pre-fifth/sixth by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"... (pari.2:13) (basically refers to a conch or shell) noni (pura.184:3) numi (pari.3:40) (as a verb it means 'to powder' pati.66:5) ..."

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