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Basic vs. Working

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Basicadjective

Necessary, essential for life or some process.

‘Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.’;

Workingnoun

Operation; action.

Basicadjective

Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.

‘The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is very basic.’;

Workingnoun

Method of operation.

Basicadjective

(chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.

Workingnoun

(arithmetic) The incidental or subsidiary calculations performed in solving an overall problem.

‘Be sure to check your working.’;

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Basicadjective

(slang) Unremarkable or uninteresting; boring; uncool.

Workingnoun

Fermentation.

Basicnoun

A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.

‘Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.’;

Workingnoun

(of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance.

Basicnoun

An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.

‘Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.’;

Workingnoun

A place where work is carried on.

‘the abandoned mine workings’;

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Basicnoun

(military) Basic training.

‘The drill sergeants gave him hell in basic.’;

Workingadjective

That is or are functioning.

‘a working ventilator’;

Basicadjective

Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.

Workingadjective

That suffices but requires additional work.

‘a working copy of the script’;

Basicadjective

Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.

Workingadjective

In paid employment.

‘working mothers’;

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Basicnoun

an artificial computer language with a relatively simplified instruction set.

Workingadjective

Of or relating to employment.

‘the working week’;

Basicnoun

a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

Workingadjective

Enough to allow one to use something.

Basicnoun

(usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

Workingadjective

Used in real life; practical.

‘The working minimum focus distance is the distance from the closest focusable subject to the lens.’;

Basicadjective

pertaining to or constituting a base or basis;

‘a basic fact’; ‘the basic ingredients’; ‘basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities’;

Workingadjective

a & n. from Work.

‘The word must cousin be to the working.’;

Basicadjective

reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality;

‘a basic story line’; ‘a canonical syllable pattern’;

Workingnoun

a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

Basicadjective

of primary importance;

‘basic truths’;

Workingadjective

actively engaged in paid work;

‘the working population’; ‘the ratio of working men to unemployed’; ‘a working mother’; ‘robots can be on the job day and night’;

Basicadjective

serving as a base or starting point;

‘a basic course in Russian’; ‘basic training for raw recruits’; ‘a set of basic tools’; ‘an introductory art course’;

Workingadjective

adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something;

‘the party has a working majority in the House’; ‘a working knowledge of Spanish’;

Basicadjective

of or denoting or of the nature of or containing a base

Workingadjective

adopted as a temporary basis for further work;

‘a working draft’; ‘a working hypothesis’;

Workingadjective

(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing;

‘in running (or working) order’; ‘a functional set of brakes’;

Workingadjective

serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity;

‘discussed the working draft of a peace treaty’; ‘they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects’;

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