Learner's definition of BASICALLY
in a general or basic way
— used to say that something is true or correct as a general statement even if it is not entirely true or correct
There are a few boring parts, but basically [=generally, for the most part], it's a very good book.
She's basically a good kid.
You're basically [=fundamentally] correct, but there's something you don't know.
There are basically two types of people: those who like chocolate and those who don't.
a basically healthy person
Children basically learn to speak by listening to their parents.
All people are basically the same. = Basically, all people are the same.
— used to show that a statement is expressing the most important reason for something
“Why don't you like him?” “Basically, I think he's crazy.”
We'd like to buy a new car, but, basically, we just don't have enough money.
[more basically; most basically]
in a simple way