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1. Of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental: "Basic changes in public opinion often occur because of shifts in concerns and priorities" (Atlantic).
2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis: a basic course in Russian; a set of basic woodworking tools.
3. Chemistry
a. Of or relating to a base.
b. Containing a base, especially in excess of acid.
c. Alkaline.
4. Geology Containing little silica, as certain igneous rocks.
1. An essential, fundamental element or entity: the basics of math.
2. Basic training.

ba·sic′i·ty (-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


or Ba·sic  (bā′sĭk)
A widely used programming language that is designed to be easy to learn.

[B(eginner's) A(ll-purpose) S(ymbolic) I(nstruction) C(ode).]


(Chemistry) chem
a. the state of being a base
b. the extent to which a substance is basic


(beɪˈsɪs ɪ ti)

1. the state of being a chemical base.
2. the power of an acid to react with bases.
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In addition to its primary function - measuring the specific surface area Sg (BET) of solid sorbents - the instrument also measures the dispersion, the size of the active metal surface, Brinsted and Lewis acidity, and the basicity and determination of the oxidation degree of the metal cations.
This high basicity, neutral, agglomerated flux has been upgraded and now is especially suited for narrow gap welding because of its good slag detachability, concave weld bead profile and smooth sidewall blending.
Thermogravimetric analysis, elemental analysis by X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, surface area, infrared spectroscopy, and basicity measurements by C[O.
When CO2 dissolves in water it increases ocean acidity, leading to a drop in pH, the scale used to measure acidity or basicity.
Oceans cover 70 percent of our planet, and seawater is actually basic, not acidic, but as an estimated 30-40 percent of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere due to human activity is dissolved in the oceans, the basicity of seawater reduces and moves toward being pH-neutral, like pure water.
Moreover, CO2-TPD results revealed that the incorporation of Ho in Ni/ZrO2 catalyst fairly enhanced its Lewis basicity.
The aim of this work is to receipt the additional experimental acknowledge for the dependency received earlier between basicity of organic ligand and structure of the coordination sphere of tetrafluoroborate complex.
The results showed that increasing the DOT glycol borate concentrations consequently resulted in increasing the basicity into wood pellet products as demonstrated by the decreasing intensity of NIR absorbance spectra.
Hanessian adds that this change also decreases the basicity of aminoglycosides, another desirable result, since it will limit the potential toxicity to humans.
Although various scales were proposed in measurement of acidity and basicity of a solid surface, the Gutmann's approach which involves acceptor and donor numbers expressing the ability of the probes to act as electron acceptor and electron donor, respectively, is the most frequently used.