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Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. A programming language that allows a programmer to interact with a program while it is running. BASIC is very simple and was designed for instructional purposes. However, it underlies both the DOS and Windows operating systems.
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BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)

a simple COMPUTER programming language widely used by nonspecialists for programming computers.
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