non·​ba·​sic ˌnän-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce nonbasic (audio)
 also  -zik
: not basic: such as
: not fundamental or essential
nonbasic grocery items
nonbasic skills
: 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, 23 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonbasic was in 1838

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“Nonbasic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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