basically · adverb /ˈbeɪ.sɪ view
Nouns: base, basics, basis
Adjectives: baseless, basic
Verbs: base
Adverbs: basically
basically (SIMPLY)
B2 used to introduce a simple explanation about something
Dictionary example:

Basically, he's saying we need more time.

Learner example:

Basically, I don't like staying in a small tent. (First Certificate in English; B2; Turkish)

basically (MOSTLY)
B2 in most important ways, or to a large degree
Dictionary examples:

These two machines are basically the same, but you get a few extra features in the more expensive one.

The car is basically fine, but it has a few scratches.

Learner example:

I remember it was a very embarrassing situation because basically I didn't know what was going on. (First Certificate in English; B2; Catalan)

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