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I was working for a Swedish TV show - I'm Swedish - who basically did kind of spectacular stories. It was almost like CBS '60 Minutes,' but a Swedish version where we actually did travel quite a lot. After a while, I realized that travel is the most fun part of this, so why not do it for a longer time and just go off and explore?
Malik Bendjelloul

Meaning of "basically" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BASICALLY

basically  [ˈbeɪsɪklɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BASICALLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Basically is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES BASICALLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of basically in the English dictionary

The definition of basically in the dictionary is in a fundamental or elementary manner; essentially. Other definition of basically is in essence; in summary; put simply.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BASICALLY


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ˌælfəˈbɛtɪklɪ
analytically
ˌænəˈlɪtɪklɪ
automatically
ˌɔːtəˈmætɪklɪ
biologically
ˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪklɪ
brainsickly
ˈbreɪnˌsɪklɪ
chronically
ˈkrɒnɪklɪ
classically
ˈklæsɪklɪ
clinically
ˈklɪnɪklɪ
critically
ˈkrɪtɪklɪ
cynically
ˈsɪnɪklɪ
electrically
ɪˈlɛktrɪklɪ
enthusiastically
ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪklɪ
ethically
ˈeθɪklɪ
extrinsically
ɛkˈstrɪnsɪklɪ
likely
ˈlaɪklɪ
prickly
ˈprɪklɪ
publicly
ˈpʌblɪklɪ
quickly
ˈkwɪklɪ
sickly
ˈsɪklɪ
unlikely
ʌnˈlaɪklɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BASICALLY

basic
Basic Curriculum
basic education
basic English
basic industry
basic rate
basic slag
basic training
basic wage
basicity
basicranial
basics
basidia
basidial
basidiocarp
basidiomycete
basidiomycetous
basidiospore
basidiosporous
basidium

WORDS THAT END LIKE BASICALLY

actually
dramatically
drastically
dynamically
economically
electronically
fantastically
genetically
historically
locally
periodically
physically
politically
practically
specifically
statistically
strategically
technically
theoretically
tragically
typically

Synonyms and antonyms of basically in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BASICALLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «basically» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of basically

Translation of «basically» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BASICALLY

Find out the translation of basically to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of basically from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «basically» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

基本上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fundamentalmente
570 millions of speakers

English

basically
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मूल रूप से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَسَاسِيّاً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в основном
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

basicamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মূলত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en fait
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada asasnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

im Grunde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

基本的に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기본적으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sejatine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

về cơ bản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடிப்படையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूलतः
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temel olarak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fondamentalmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasadniczo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в основному
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esențialmente
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βασικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

basies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i grund och botten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

egentlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of basically

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BASICALLY»

The term «basically» is very widely used and occupies the 5.693 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BASICALLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about basically

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10 QUOTES WITH «BASICALLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word basically.
1
Freddy Adu
I don't know French at all. I took some lessons when I was younger but all I know are the numbers. I've been told basically everyone in Monaco speaks English because of it being a huge vacation spot so I'm excited about that. I might not need to learn French after all.
2
Richard Ben-Veniste
Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history.
3
Malik Bendjelloul
I was working for a Swedish TV show - I'm Swedish - who basically did kind of spectacular stories. It was almost like CBS '60 Minutes,' but a Swedish version where we actually did travel quite a lot. After a while, I realized that travel is the most fun part of this, so why not do it for a longer time and just go off and explore?
4
Michael Biehn
I think every director's different. Every director's got his own style. I mean, when I directed, I basically just screamed for eight hours a day, twelve hours a day.
5
Lorraine Bracco
You know, growing up, I lived in a neighborhood in Long Island where there was basically one black family. And I remember hearing all the parents and the kids in the neighborhood say racist things about this family.
6
Kenneth Branagh
I'm basically quite a cheerful person.
7
Paul Bremer
You know, the country is basically peaceful.
8
Deb Caletti
To be a writer is to connect and to play and to attempt to see clearly and understand. It astounds me regularly that feeling things deeply and writing them down is basically my job description.
9
Nigel Cole
I really ought to try and make a film that's a bit more cynical. But I don't think I'd know how to do it. I think what it is, is that if you're a film director, you're basically there because you enjoy manipulating people's emotions.
10
Ann B. Davis
I basically don't do that well with children, although my sister says I'm a great aunt.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BASICALLY»

Discover the use of basically in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to basically and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically ...
DON’T BE UGLY. We didn’t come up with these life lessons. We’re just the ones who wrote it all down. This is not self-help. Self-help is for fat people and divorcées. This is how to deal with your problems when you have no problems.
The Betches, 2013
2
Basically...: My Life as a Real Essex Girl
Blonde, bubbly and ballsy, Gemma Collins has had fans of The Only Way Is Essex glued to their TVs since her arrival in series two.
Gemma Collins, 2013
3
Basically Bach: a 300th birthday celebration
Gathers quotations by Bach, provides information about his life and career, and summarizes modern opinion about his work
Herbert Kupferberg, 1985
4
"Are economists basically immoral?": and other essays on ...
" "Written with the nonexpert in mind, and in a highly engaging style, these essays will interest students of economics, professional economists with an interest in ethical and theological topics, and Christians who seek to explore economic ...
Paul T. Heyne, Geoffrey Brennan, Anthony Michael C. Waterman, 2008
5
Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash, ...
Drawing on advice of industry experts, the author offers a guide for crafters seeking to sell their wares, in a resource that includes information on selling online, at local boutiques and at craft shows; color photos; and helpful sidebars ...
Grace Dobush, 2009
6
Nothing Basically Wrong: More Cartoons
A selection of newspaper political cartoons lampooning televangelists, presidential candidates, foreign affairs, government scandals, and gun control
Pat Oliphant, 1988
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Basically
One morning, photographer Claudia Rodriguez, born in Mexico City in 1968, found herself--much as Alice in Wonderland or Dorothy in Oz--lost deep in a magical fountain right in her own backyard.
Paco Salinas, 2007
8
Basically Modern: Los Angeles Houses
Photographs, plans, and sketches illustrate ten exemplary houses in great detail, and the text illuminates the creative process and the ways in which it has enriched the lives of fortunate owners.
Corrine Evanoff, Michael Webb, 2014
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Basically, this is Not what We Were Looking For..
Basically, this is not what we were looking for... is a piece written for symphony orchestra, which explores the option of maintaining interest in the music through the use of one simple motive (a cluster, which is repeated several times).
Asaf Peres, 2008
10
Basically Morels: Mushroom Hunting, Cooking, Lore and Advice
This is the information mushroom hunters want, and the curious need to get started safely on this wonderful, healthy family activity. This book is part of Lonik's 'Nature and Cooking Series'.
Larry Lonik, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BASICALLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term basically is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Royals Basically Have As Many All-Stars As They Deserve
After much hand-wringing over how many Kansas City Royals would start the MLB All-Star Game, the final fan voting tallies were released late Sunday, and the ... «FiveThirtyEight, Jul 15»
2
David Beckham and Kevin Hart Are Basically Twins in New H&M …
Kevin Hart and David Beckham have a lot in common: They're both famous, they're both exercise enthusiasts, they're both human — the list ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
3
“We're basically done,” businesses feel the side effects of major …
BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) – Construction continues along U.S. 40 in Brazil, and businesses are feeling the impact. Gerald Long, owner of G. Long's ... «WTHITV.com, Jul 15»
4
Drake Is Basically Working With The Entire Smith Family
If two new hints are to be believed, Drake has been cooking up new music with the famous Smith family. The latest bit of speculation about his ... «Idolator: All About The Music, Jul 15»
5
Kaitlyn Bristowe basically gave away the final two Bachelorette suitors
A native of the storied coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, Julie Sprankles has been a lover of words her entire life. As a Southerner, she ... «SheKnows.com, Jul 15»
6
'Enter The Dragon' And 'Mortal Kombat' Are Basically The Same …
Don't get me wrong — I love the Mortal Kombat movie. Sure, it was a cheap ploy to capitalize on a successful (and controversial) violent video ... «UPROXX, Jul 15»
7
New Pritzker Project Is Basically A Transit-Ignoring Development
As I've stated before, Colonel Jennifer Pritzker, a historic preservationist and an heir to the Pritzker family fortune, has used her wealth in ... «Streetsblog Chicago, Jul 15»
8
10 Ways That iZombie Is Basically Veronica Mars
... for Marshmallows and newcomers alike. So, here is a look at 10 wonderful ways that iZombie is basically Veronica Mars…with zombies. «WhatCulture, Jul 15»
9
Ben Affleck: “Batman is Basically the American Version of Hamlet”
“Batman is basically the American version of Hamlet,” Affleck tells the magazine. “We accept that he's played by actors with different ... «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
10
This Week's Superman Comic Is Basically About Ferguson
Recent changes have made Superman a lot more human than he was just a little while ago. He's not flying anymore; he's down on the ground ... «Kotaku Australia, Jul 15»

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