Associations to the word «Underlying»

Wiktionary

UNDERLYING, adjective. Lying underneath
UNDERLYING, adjective. Basic or fundamental
UNDERLYING, adjective. Implicit
UNDERLYING FORM, noun. (phonology) A property of a morpheme; the abstract form that the morpheme is postulated to have before any phonological rules have applied to it.

Dictionary definition

UNDERLYING, adjective. In the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning".
UNDERLYING, adjective. Located beneath or below.
UNDERLYING, adjective. Being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles".

Wise words

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