a high-speed method of steelmaking in which oxygen of high purity is blown through an oxygen lance at high velocity onto the surface of a bath containing steel scrap and molten pig iron within a vessel with a basic lining (basic oxygen furnace)
- Basic personality type
basic personality type basic personality type n. An individual’s unique, covert, or underlying personality characteristics. The shared behavioral traits of individuals raised in the same culture and experiencing similar child-rearing practices.
- Basic plumage
the plumage assumed by an adult bird at its complete, usually annual, molt. (in birds having more than one plumage in their cycle of molts) the plumage of the first molt, usually the duller plumage.
- Basic process
See under basic (def 3). of, relating to, or forming a base; fundamental: a basic principle; the basic ingredient. Chemistry. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a base. not having all of the hydroxyls of the base replaced by the acid group, or having the metal or its equivalent united partly to the […]
- Basic proposition
protocol (def 6).