Adjective "underlying" definition and examples

(Underlying may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌndəˈlʌɪɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

verb

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    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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "inflations can be underlying."

    "rates can be underlying."

    "trends can be underlying."

    "markets can be underlying."

    "shares can be underlying."

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