Definition

BASIC

BASIC is an acronym for Beginners’ All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a program developed at Dartmouth College in 1964 by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz. It is usually the first computer language that novice programmers learn. BASIC is a procedure-oriented, general-purpose language that is widely used for commercial and scientific applications. It is flexible and easy to learn, but is not portable.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Basic
- Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.
- Having the base in excess, or the amount of the base atomically greater than that of the acid, or exceeding in proportion that of the related neutral salt.
- Apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper.
- Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.
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