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Noun: basics  bey-siks
  1. A statement of fundamental facts or principles
    "he mastered only the basics of geometry";
    - rudiments, elements
     
  2. Principles from which other truths can be derived
    "let's get down to basics";
    - fundamentals, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrock
Noun: basic  bey-sik
  1. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    - staple

Type of: commodity, fact, good, principle, trade good

Encyclopedia: Basics

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