Definition of Underlying

1. Adjective. In the nature of something though not readily apparent. "An underlying meaning"

Exact synonyms: Implicit In, Inherent
Similar to: Implicit, Inexplicit
Derivative terms: Inhere



2. Adjective. Located beneath or below.
Similar to: Subjacent

3. Adjective. Being or involving basic facts or principles. "Underlying principles"
Exact synonyms: Fundamental, Rudimentary
Similar to: Basic

Definition of Underlying

1. a. Lying under or beneath; hence, fundamental; as, the underlying strata of a locality; underlying principles.

2. a. Lying under or beneath; hence, fundamental; as, the underlying strata of a locality; underlying principles.

Definition of Underlying

1. Adjective. lying underneath ¹

2. Adjective. basic or fundamental ¹

3. Adjective. implicit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Underlying

1. underlie [v] - See also: underlie

Lexicographical Neighbors of Underlying

underlock
underlocker
underlocks
underlook
underlooked
underlooker
underlookers
underlooking
underlooks
underloved
underlug
underlugs
underluminosity
underluminous
underly
underlying (current term)
underlying form
underlyingly
undermaintain
undermaintained
undermaintaining
undermaintains
underman
undermanned
undermannned
undermans
undermarketed
undermasted
undermaster

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