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underlying

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English

Adjective

underlying (not comparable)

Positive
underlying

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. lying underneath
    We dug down to the underlying rock.
  2. basic or fundamental
    Points and straight lines are underlying elements of geometry.
  3. implicit
    Many nursery rhymes have an underlying meaning.

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