Adjective "Underlying" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Underlying


    Definition:

    1. lying or situated beneath, as a substratum.

    2. fundamental; basic: the underlying cause of their discontent.

    3. implicit; discoverable only by close scrutiny or analysis: an underlying seriousness in his witticisms.

    4. (of a claim, mortgage, etc.) taking precedence; anterior; prior.

    5. Linguistics. belonging to an earlier stage in the transformational derivation of a sentence or other structure; belonging to the deep structure.

    Examples:

    "inflations can be underlying."

    "rates can be underlying."

    "trends can be underlying."

    "markets can be underlying."

    "shares can be underlying."

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