basically

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EtymologyEdit

basic +‎ -ally

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AdverbEdit

basically (comparative more basically, superlative most basically)

  1. in a fundamental, essential or basic manner
    They've added some fancy features, but it's basically still a car.
  2. mostly; generally; for the most part
  3. (filler) used to refer to the most important or fundamental point the speaker is making; sometimes tending towards a meaningless filler word
    I shouldn't have done it, basically.
    To get your eyes tested, you should basically go to the opticians.

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