Definition of 'basically'
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Everything in between is basically about me and my wife. The Sun (2017)But neuroscience is basically about mental wellbeing. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Basically, we'd got too many people in the lift. The Sun (2016)What the story is about is basically smartphones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most incumbents base their campaign on the notion that the country is basically on the right track. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can basically search for people in any photo. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The evacuation procedure was basically one that we worked out for ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rest of their lives are basically a struggle about money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Relative poverty means basically that some people are poorer than others. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)So opting for the more extravagant end of the scale is basically about showing off your status. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the people that we decided to use were basically people we knew. READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)And yet he is basically shipping people into the country! Times, Sunday Times (2014)The technical one is basically over. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Captain was clearly shaken by the experience but was basically all right. Broken Lives (1993)This weave introduces subtle variations of colour while still remaining basically "plain'. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)As he freely admitted, his defense of human rights was therefore basically "tactical. The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)Some of the big teams changed their managers, you basically have one from each country. The Sun (2016)I think there are basically three views of history. Christianity Today (2000)I think basically our shareholders will be very supportive of us doing this deal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I think it's basically become pantomime. The Sun (2010)This basically closes that remaining gap and loophole,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We're basically killing the world, one calorie at a time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I think, you know, a bunch of people are basically all right. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'basically'
British English: basically /ˈbeɪsɪklɪ/ ADVERB
You use basically for emphasis when you are stating an opinion, or when you are making an important statement about something.
Basically, the whole thing was extremely dull.
- American English: basically
- Arabic: أَسَاسِيّاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: basicamente
- Chinese: 基本上
- Croatian: u osnovi
- Czech: v podstatě
- Danish: dybest set
- Dutch: in principe
- European Spanish: fundamentalmente
- Finnish: pohjimmiltaan
- French: en fait
- German: im Grunde
- Greek: βασικά
- Italian: fondamentalmente
- Japanese: 基本的に
- Korean: 기본적으로
- Norwegian: egentlig
- Polish: zasadniczo
- European Portuguese: basicamente
- Romanian: esențialmente
- Russian: в основном
- Spanish: básicamente
- Swedish: i grund och botten
- Thai: โดยพื้นฐาน
- Turkish: aslında
- Ukrainian: в основному
- Vietnamese: về cơ bản
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