Definition of BASIC noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

BASIC

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BrE BrE//ˈbeɪsɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪsɪk//
 
[uncountable] Computer programming
 
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a simple language, using familiar English words, for writing computer programs See related entries: Computer programming Word Origin 1960s: acronym from Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
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