basically

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adverb ba·si·cal·ly \ˈbā-si-k(ə-)lē also -zi-\

Definition of basically

  1. 1a :  at a basic level :  in fundamental disposition or nature basically correct basically, they are simple peopleb :  for the most part they basically play zone defense

  2. 2 :  in a basic manner :  simply live basically

Examples of basically in a sentence

  1. your answer is basically correct

1863

First Known Use of basically

1863


BASICALLY Defined for English Language Learners

basically

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adverb ba·si·cal·ly \ˈbā-si-k(ə-)lē also -zi-\

Definition of basically for English Language Learners

  • : in a general or basic way

  • —used to show that a statement is expressing the most important reason for something

  • : in a simple way



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