from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Located beneath or below; underlying.
- adj. Lying at a lower level but not directly beneath.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lying beneath or at a lower level; underlying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying under or below.
- adj. Being in a lower situation, though not directly beneath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying under or below: in geology, applied to rocks, beds, or strata, considered with reference to their position beneath other overlying formations.
- Being in a lower situation, though not necessarily directly beneath.
- In algebra, following below the line of the main characters: as, a subjacent letter, as the n in mn.
- n. In logic, the converting proposition or consequent of a conversion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lying nearby but lower
Latin subiacēns, subiacent-, present participle of subiacēre, to lie beneath : sub-, sub- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin subiaceō ("lie beneath"). (Wiktionary)