Meaning of bedrock

bed•rock

Pronunciation: (bed'rok"), [key]
— n.
  1. unbroken solid rock, overlaid in most places by soil or rock fragments.
  2. bottom layer; lowest stratum.
  3. any firm foundation or basis: Technical courses will be founded on a bedrock of sound, general education so as to produce a well-rounded engineer.
  4. the fundamental principles, as of a teaching, belief, or science: Let's strip away the cant and get down to bedrock.
—adj.
  1. basic; fundamental.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: