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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Underlying  \Un`der*ly"ing\,  a. 
  Lying  under  or  beneath;  hence  fundamental;  as  the 
  underlying  strata  of  a  locality;  underlying  principles. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  in  the  nature  of  something  though  not  readily  apparent; 
  "shortcomings  inherent  in  our  approach";  "an 
  underlying  meaning"  [syn:  {implicit  in(p)},  {inherent}] 
  2:  located  beneath  or  below 
  3:  being  or  involving  basic  facts  or  principles;  "the 
  fundamental  laws  of  the  universe";  "a  fundamental 
  incompatibility  between  them";  "these  rudimentary  truths"; 
  "underlying  principles"  [syn:  {fundamental},  {rudimentary}] 

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