Basic English

noun

variants or less commonly basic
plural -s
: a copyrighted system of simplified English consisting of the 850 words considered most essential and of a short list of grammatical rules and designed to serve both as an auxiliary language and as an introduction to English

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“Basic English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Basic%20English. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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