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Meaning of understood

un•der•stood

Pronunciation: (un"dur-stood'), [key]
— v.
  1. pt. and pp. of
—adj.
  1. agreed upon; known in advance; assented to: It is the understood policy of this establishment to limit credit.
  2. implied but not stated; left unexpressed: The understood meaning of a danger sign is “Do not approach.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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