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Meaning of UNDERLYING

Pronunciation:  `undurl'Iing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"
  2. [adj]  being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
  3. [adj]  located beneath or below
 

UNDERLYING is a 10 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: basic, fundamental, implicit, implicit in(p), inexplicit, inherent, rudimentary, subjacent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un`der*ly"ing\, a.
Lying under or beneath; hence, fundamental; as, the
underlying strata of a locality; underlying principles.

 

 

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