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.
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- 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
Tahte -- "subjacent," from which that of El Garif may be seen to the left and that of Abou Raml to the right.
It could not rise to 1,100 feet -- which we measured as the rise from Framheim to a point about thirty-one miles to the south -- without subjacent land.
These great disturbances of the ice-mass must have a cause, and the only conceivable one was that the subjacent land had brought about this disruption of the surface.
The water filtered into certain subjacent strata, which were particularly friable; the foot-way, which was of flag-stones, as in the ancient sewers, or of cement on concrete, as in the new galleries, having no longer an underpinning, gave way.
The pavement, badly sustained by the subjacent sand, had given way and had produced a stoppage of the water.
Is not this second infinite, so to speak, subjacent to the first?
There are 485 million "subjacent poor" and 322 million "medial poor" in the world.
It has divided the poor into three distinct categories – "subjacent poor" living on 75 cents to $ one a day, "medial poor" living on 50 cents to 75 cents a day and "ultra poor" living on less than 50 cents a day.
We started excavating the subjacent layers and discovered a large amount of stones and only a few sherds.
We continued the excavation in the subjacent layer.