from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Lying under or beneath something.
- adjective Basic; fundamental.
- adjective Present but not readily noticeable.
- adjective Taking precedence; prior.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Lying beneath or under; supporting; fundamental: as, underlying principles; specifically, in geology, noting a formation, rocks, or strata lying below others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Lying under or beneath
- adjective Fundamental; basic
- adjective Implicit; not immediately obvious; requiring careful scrutiny to discover.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective located beneath or below
- adjective being or involving basic facts or principles
- adjective in the nature of something though not readily apparent
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