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Synonyms of underlying

Verb


1. underlie, be

usage: be or form the base for

2. underlie, lie

usage: lie underneath

Adjective


1. implicit in(predicate), inherent, underlying, implicit (vs. explicit), inexplicit

usage: in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"

2. underlying, subjacent (vs. superjacent)

usage: located beneath or below

3. fundamental, rudimentary, underlying, basic (vs. incidental)

usage: being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"

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