American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A simple programming language.
- n. A family of third-generation programming languages (c.1964 on).
- Acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code, but designed to spell out basic (i.e. simplistic). (Wiktionary)
- B(eginner's) A(ll-purpose) S(ymbolic) I(nstruction) C(ode). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Small Basic, a simple programming language based on BASIC and a development environment that runs on Windows XP or Vista”
“Small Basic is a recent offering from Microsoft based on the venerable BASIC programming language and implemented with.”
“What is this like the “Gorilla. bas” game, written in BASIC that used to come with DOS 3.0 or something?”
“He found that of the 900 largest US compaines those that engaged in BASIC resarch predictably outperformed those that did not.”
“Zvi Grilliches of Harvard found that of the 900 largest US compaines, those that engaged in BASIC resarch predictably outperformed those that did not.”
“Many of my peers would write simple programs in BASIC (or assembler for the techies) for the early home computers.”
“Other than the poorest countries, this group includes what have become known as the BASIC countries.”
“The program was two lines long written in BASIC and was as follows:”
“I had the Bally Professional Arcade, it was an incredibly sweet machine for the time; Z80 CPU, 4K of RAM, and with a $50 cartridge, you could program it in BASIC and save/load your programs on tape.”
“Speaking after Sunday's talks, Indian environment minister Jairam Ramesh said the group -- known by the acronym BASIC -- had pledged to strengthen its unified stance but added it "seeks consensus with developed countries.”
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