non·​ba·​sic | \ ˌnän-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce nonbasic (audio) also -zik \

Definition of nonbasic

: not basic: such as
a : not fundamental or essential nonbasic grocery items nonbasic skills
b : not relating to, containing, or having the character of a chemical base : being either acidic or neutral a nonbasic solution

Examples of nonbasic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web ENTIREWORLD Designer Scott Sternberg, who rose to fashion industry darling status in the aughts with his preppy-meets-hipster label Band of Outsiders, describes his latest venture, launched online in April, as nonbasic basics. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Designers Hope ‘Drops’ Make You Shop," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of nonbasic

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonbasic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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