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Definition 1: lowest support of a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • it was built on a base of solid rock
  • he stood at the foot of the tower

Synonyms for understructure in the sense of this definition

(understructure is a kind of ...) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

"the statue stood on a marble support"

(... is a kind of understructure ) a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track

"the track bed had washed away"

(... is a kind of understructure ) a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete

(... is part of understructure) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

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