1. Proper noun.  (computing) A family of third-generation programming languages (c.1964 on).
  2. Proper noun.  (programming) A family of third-generation computer programming languages (c.1964 on).
  3. Noun.  A necessary commodity, a staple requirement.
  4. Noun.  An elementary building block, e.g. a fundamental piece of knowledge.
  5. Noun.  (military) basic training.
  6. Adjective.  necessary, essential for life or some process.
  7. Adjective.  elementary, simple, fundamental, merely functional.
  8. Adjective.  (chemistry) Of or pertaining to a base; antonym of acidic.

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