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    underlying - Dictionary definition and meaning for word underlying

    Definition
    (adj) in the nature of something though not readily apparent
    Synonyms : implicit in , inherent
    Example Sentence
    • shortcomings inherent in our approach
    • an underlying meaning
    Definition
    (adj) located beneath or below Definition
    (adj) being or involving basic facts or principles
    Synonyms : fundamental , rudimentary
    Example Sentence
    • the fundamental laws of the universe
    • a fundamental incomatibility between them
    • these rudimentary truths
    • underlying principles
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for underlying

Underlying...under + lying...something that is LYING UNDER another material as a support...can be termed as underlying.

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