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).
- Basic programming support
basic programming support operating system, tool (BPS, colloquially: Barely Programming Support) A suite of utility routines from IBM to perform very simple procedures like formatting a disk or labelling a tape. BPS was only available on punched cards. [Dates?] (1998-07-08)
- Basic rate
base rate. the rate of pay per unit of time, as by the hour, or per piece, or for work performed at an established standard rate. Historical Examples But the basic rate to the East and Europe, fixing the all-rail rates, is the combined lake and rail. Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley It […]