AskDefine | Define basically

Dictionary Definition

basically adv : at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature; "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person" [syn: fundamentally, essentially, in essence, au fond]

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English

Etymology

From basic + ally

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈbeɪsɪklɪi/ /"beIsIkli:/

Adverb

  1. in a fundamental, essential or basic manner
    They've added some fancy features, but it's basically still a car.

Translations

in a basic manner
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