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Definition 1: being or involving basic facts or principles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where underlying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fundamental laws of the universe
  • a fundamental incompatibility between them
  • these rudimentary truths
  • underlying principles

Synonyms for underlying in the sense of this definition

(underlying is similar to ...) pertaining to or constituting a base or basis

"a basic fact" "the basic ingredients" "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

Definition 2: in the nature of something though not readily apparent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where underlying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shortcomings inherent in our approach
  • an underlying meaning

Synonyms for underlying in the sense of this definition

(underlying is similar to ...) implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

"an implicit agreement not to raise the subject" "there was implicit criticism in his voice" "anger was implicit in the argument" "the oak is implicit in the acorn"

Definition 3: located beneath or below - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(underlying is similar to ...) lying nearby but lower

"hills and subjacent valleys"

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