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Definitions of: BASIC
- (a.) Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.
- (a.) 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.
- (a.) Apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper.
- (a.) Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.