basic grasp

basic grasp

[′bā·sik ¦grasp]
(industrial engineering)
Any one of the fundamental means of taking hold of an object.
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French is the medium of instruction in Senegalese schools, despite the fact that a majority of children do not have a basic grasp of the language.
I was was Incredibly, when Rory finally came round he started speaking to nurses in fluent French - despite only having a basic grasp of the language before.
Two sessions are planned on Saturday morning between 9am and 10am, cost PS4, for complete beginners and 10am and noon, price PS6, for those with a basic grasp of the sport.
Only after you have a basic grasp of the patient's perspective can you start a real dialogue about healing.
Financial literacy refers to a person's basic grasp and understanding of key financial concepts--more loosely, how money works-and it is essential for solid consumer decision-making.
As recently as the agm he was telling us there was nothing to worry about financially when anyone with even a basic grasp of arithmetic knew there was.
Anyone with a basic grasp of logic can see that we're all victims of benefit fraud since the money stolen by claimants cannot be spent on more worthwhile things liKe schools, hospitals and MPs' expenses.
Graduate forced to dance "like David Brent" for shop assistant interview | You ought to have a basic grasp of latin/dancing if you want to work in Curry's.
For me - and this is a test I have used on more than one doomed date - the wheat is separated from the chaff by finding out whether my potential soulmate has a basic grasp of grammar.
The main goal of the program was to give the participants the skills to feel more comfortable worshiping and ministering with Hispanics in the parishes, and to give them a basic grasp of pastoral Spanish language," explained Franciscan Br.
Given the enviable option by his employer at the time to move anywhere in Europe he wanted Tom opted for Paris, even though he knew no one there and only had a basic grasp of the French language from high school lessons years earlier.
Boutiques "As for the language lessons, David hopes that he can at least get a basic grasp of French soon.