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basic decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the basic decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is an assumed basic decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
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back to basics

Returning to the fundamental aspects of something. Since you're struggling to play chords, let's get back to basics and look at the notes on the scale.
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slang Describing one who likes stereotypically trendy things. Primarily heard in US. I'm not trying to be basic, I just love going to Starbucks.

basic bitch

rude slang One who likes stereotypically trendy things. I'm not a basic bitch, I just love going to Starbucks, OK?
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back to basics

return to basic instruction; start the learning process over again. Class, you seem to have forgotten the simplest of facts, so it's back to basics for the first week of classes.
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back to basics

Back to fundamental principles, as in The plans are much too elaborate; to stay in our budget we have to get back to basics. At first this term was used mainly for schooling that stresses proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics (also see three R's), but it quickly was transferred to other areas. [1970s]
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get back to basics


go back to basics

If you get back to basics or go back to basics, you concentrate on simple, important ideas or activities. It helps to get back to basics and say explicitly how we want to satisfy our target customer. This is about going back to basics, learning about a healthy diet and approaching food in a new way. Note: Back-to-basics can be used before nouns. We need a new back-to-basics drive to raise standards of literacy in Britain's schools.
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Thus, it can be stated the constants denoting acidity and basicity obtained with Gutmann's approach in Table 4 are only approximate values, at least in this study.
Seawater neutralisation transforms strong bases to weak bases and thus significantly reduces the soluble basicity in the red mud.
Isothermal saturation diagrams (ISDs) map the phase relations at certain temperature and basicity as a function of the MgO content and the major flux FeO.
The concept of optical basicity was developed by glass scientists and introduced to the metallurgical community by Sommerville and co-workers about 25 years ago.
Stabilization systems for impact-modified polypropylene and polypropylene copolymer, being used in automotive interiors and fascias, often painted or with molded-in color, include Ciba Irgastab FS processing stabilizers and Ciba Tinuvin 123, a low basicity hindered amine stabilizer, which tends not to interact with other polymer or paint components.
Uvasil 2006 is a blend of two HMW-HALS - polysiloxane-bound Uvasil 299HM plus Lowilite 62, a tertiary HALS with very low basicity.
com/research/f0661a/lewis_basicity_and) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Lewis Basicity and Affinity Scales: Data and Measurement" to their offering.
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It presents three terminal hydroxyls and one tertiary amino group of very low basicity.
The activated process has increased the surface area and porosity as well as the surface basicity of activated carbon.
If the difference in basicity for DMMXDA vs MXDA is large enough, there is a significant difference in amine available for reaction with PGE.
That's why in silicothermic processing of the vanadium slags their basicity is increased by the lime additives, and reduction process is described by the following reactions:
Basicity from unsubstituted and n-alkyl HALS can interact with acidic components of a formulation or metal catalysts present to initiate crosslinking reactions.
One can differentiate the substituent polar or steric properties or the solvent polarity, polarizability, as well as the hydrogen bonding acidity and basicity, responsible for the existence of the specific solvation of the solutes.