Basic English


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Basic English a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication; devised by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards
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In literature:

The letter was typed on a sheet of yellow paper in Basic English.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
The basic aim in genuine English cookery is the conservation of the natural flavours and essences of the food cooked.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Basic English may appeal to the princess when she condescends to take it seriously.
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
Basic English does it.
"Exploiter's End" by James Causey

In news:

Describing the Saturn V in basic English isn't easy, but it is funny.
To the day she died, Grandma Zap spoke only enough English to communicate the most basic things to her bored American grandchildren , of which I was one.
The Adult Learning Program offers English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education and GED classes to over 300 adult learners per year.
The citizens of Guilford County appear to be in a great deal of trouble because county staff has apparently lost the ability to understand the meanings of basic words in the English language.
At the nation's community colleges, more than half of students are forced to take classes in basic math and English, skills that they should have learned years ago.
The book, written in German and translated into English, is not just for those wanting to " ride free," but is also a book on basic horse and rider training.
Stalin 's Basic English.
This system translates basic English descriptions of a wide range of objects in a simplistic zoo environment into plausible, three-dimensional, interactive visualizations of their positions, orientations, and dimensions.
Forty years ago, the strategy for translating the Mass from Latin into English was to provide the basic meaning of the Latin rather than a word-for-word translation of the text.
Gorge Literacy trains and matches volunteer tutors with adult learners in our community who are looking to improve their basic literacy skills including reading, writing, basic math, English conversation and other life and work skills.

In science:

Basic information in English on NCT in 2006 is available from the booklet published by NCUEE ( in the references).
Markov basis and Groebner basis of Segre-Veronese configuration for testing independence in group-wise selections
This basic technology is now extended: natural languages, such as English or French, are also seen to provide conventions by which physical phenomena are linked to information.
Information science and technology as applications of the physics of signalling
Which are these lexical resources? Basically four kinds of resources have been used: 1) English WN (EnWN), as an initial skeleton for trying to attach the words of Lg to it, 2) already existing taxonomies of Lg (both at word and at sense level), 3) bilingual (English and Lg) and 4) monolingual (Lg) dictionaries.
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