Definition of basically
- basically correct
- basically, they are simple people
- they basically play zone defense
- live basically
your answer is basically correct
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: 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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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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