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1bedrock

noun bed·rock \-ˈräk, -ˌräk\

: the solid rock that lies under the surface of the ground

: a strong idea, principle, or fact that supports something

Full Definition of BEDROCK

1
:  the solid rock underlying unconsolidated surface materials (as soil)
2
a :  lowest point
b :  basis

Examples of BEDROCK

  1. They dug down for 10 feet before they hit bedrock.
  2. His religious beliefs are the bedrock on which his life is based.

First Known Use of BEDROCK

1839

2bedrock

adjective bed·rock

Definition of BEDROCK

:  solidly fundamental, basic, or reliable <traditional bedrock values> <a bedrock constituency>

First Known Use of BEDROCK

1873

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