back-to-basics: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bak'tu-bā'siks), [key]
— adj.
  1. stressing simplicity and adherence to fundamental principles: The movement suggests a back-to-basics approach to living for those whose lives have become complicated.
  2. emphasizing or based upon the teaching of such basic subjects as reading, arithmetic, grammar, or history in a traditional way.
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