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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The licence owner was said to have "a blatant disregard" for the law and was using a worker who did not have "a basic grasp of the most simplest of licensing laws or conditions".
No one should complete the first year of secondary school without a basic grasp of British politics.
Over almost 20 years working in kitchens, Nosrat observed a pattern to everything she cooked, perceiving that a basic grasp of four elements--salt, fat, acid and heat--are key to building flavor.
It seems that a basic grasp of current technologies passable enough to accurately cover them is still a rare talent among the media.' It was a satirical approach to media failure recently in Turkey due to the lack of tech literacy.
"Opportunities abound on account of these developments but many Filipinos do not even have a basic grasp of economic and financial concepts," he lamented.
Portsmouth College said the popularity of the course, offered as part of a wider module, reflects an interest among students for work placements with Indian companies and that having a basic grasp of Hindi would give them a head start in the market.
'A lawyer who has a basic grasp of our Constitution and jurisprudence ought to know that impeachment and quo warranto are two entirely different proceedings with entirely different grounds for filing,' he said.
For them to be truly successful in their education they need more than a basic grasp of the English language.
The country isn't easy to travel to, thanks to a pretty stringent visa policy, and to understand the country, cul- ture and people you need to have a basic grasp of the Farsi language.
His re search revealed that bottlenose dolphins could develop a basic grasp of English grammar.
Having holidayed there frequently as a child and into my teens, I remember the food and drink being better than anything I'd ever sampled and conversing with shopkeepers was considerably easier with a basic grasp of their mother tongue.
Kotu and Deshpande explain the basic concepts behind many data mining techniques, and prepare anyone with a basic grasp of mathematics to implement these techniques in their business without the need to write any lines of programming code.