basic collocations and examples

 UK /ˈbeɪsɪk/

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1

being the most important or necessary part or feature of something


Nouns frequently used with basic
knowledge or ability: grounding, knowledge, skill, technique, understandingThe aim of this course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.principle or idea: assumption, belief, concept, criteria, idea, premise, principle, rule, tenetHis basic premise is that there is one principle cause for all health problems.explanation or description: description, explanation, guide, guidelines, introduction, outline, overviewThis excellent book provides a basic overview of microbiology, and gives an up-to-date guide to infections in reproductive medicine.part or factor: characteristic, component, element, factor, ingredient, partLinguistics has three core areas: sound, grammatical structure, and meaning – the basic ingredients of human language.
2

of products or services, needed by everyone


Nouns frequently used with basic
amenities, essentials, foodstuffs, necessities, needs, sanitationTheir parents have to work from morning till night to provide the basic necessities.
 
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