Simple vs Basic - What's the difference?
In context|chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between simple and basic
is that simple
is (chemistry) consisting of one single substance; uncompounded while basic
is (chemistry) of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic.
As adjectives the difference between simple and basic
is that simple
is uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added while basic
is necessary, essential for life or some process.
As nouns the difference between simple and basic
is that simple
is (medicine) a preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant while basic
is a necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
As a verb simple
is (transitive|intransitive|archaic) to gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.
Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.
*:“[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
*2001 , Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography , Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 167,
*:There is no simple way to define precisely a complex arrangement of parts, however homely the object may appear to be.
Without ornamentation; plain.
Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.
*:Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I stand here, and I trust them.
*(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
*:Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue?
*(Ralph Waldo Emerson) (1803-1882)
*:To be simple is to be great.
Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.
*1485 , (Thomas Malory), (w, Le Morte d'Arthur) , Book X:
*:‘That was a symple cause,’ seyde Sir Trystram, ‘for to sle a good knyght for seyynge well by his maystir.’
#(lb) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.
#(lb) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.
#(lb) Not compound, but possibly lobed.
#(lb) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.
(lb) Mere; not other than; being only.
*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:A medicinewhose simple touch / Is powerful to araise King Pepin.
* (consisting of a single part or aspect) onefold
* (having few parts or features) plain
* See also
* (having few parts or features) complex, compound, complicated
* (uncomplicated) subtle
* fee simple
* future simple
* past simple
* plain and simple
* present simple
* pure and simple
* simple beam
* simple connectivity
* simple contract
* simple dislocation
* simple equation
* simple extension
* simple eye
* simple fraction
* simple fracture
* simple fruit
* simple function
* simple future
* simple group
* simple harmonic motion
* simple interest
* simple leaf
* simple linear regression
* simple machine
* simple mastectomy
* simple microscope
* simple past
* simple pendulum
* simple pistil
* simple pole
* simple present
* simple protein
* simple regression
* simple sentence
* Simple Simon
* simple sugar
* simple syrup
* simple time
* simple trust
(medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
*:I know there are some simples , which in operation are moistening and some drying.
*Sir W. Temple
*:What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.
(obsolete) A term for a physician, derived from the medicinal term above.
(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.
(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.
*:compounded of many simples
(weaving) A drawloom.
(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
(transitive, intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.
Necessary, essential for life or some process.
Elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
- Flour is a basic ingredient of bread.
(chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; having a pH greater than 7.
(slang) Vapid, boring, or uncool.
* 2011 , (Kreayshawn), "(Gucci Gucci)", (w, Somethin' 'Bout Kreay) :
- The Hotel Sparta’s accommodation is purely basic .
* 2013 , Sam Stryker, "
- Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada / Them basic bitches wear that shit, so I don't even bother
Why Does Everyone Hate Anne Hathaway?", The Observer (University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College), Volume 46, Issue 101, 1 March 2013, page 11:
* 2014 , Trevor Thrall, "
- I'm not saying people are jealous of Hathaway because she is so perfect. Yes, she does have it all — husband, healthy career, good looks. But she doesn't do anything in an "awesome" way. She's basic .
Firing Line: Rowling says ‘JK,’ Ron and Hermione not meant to be", The Daily Campus (Southern Methodist University), Volume 99, Issue 54, 3 February 2014, page 4:
- And what can be said about Ginny? She’s basic . My guess is that she spends her time drinking pumpkin spice lattes and watching “Pretty Little Liars.” The Chosen One is way out of her quidditch league.
* See also
* (chemistry) alkaline
* (chemistry) acidic
A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
- Rice is a basic for many Asian villagers.
(military) Basic training.
- Arithmetic is a basic for the study of mathematics.