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bedrock

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noun bed·rock \-ˈräk, -ˌräk\

Definition of bedrock

  1. 1 :  the solid rock underlying unconsolidated surface materials (such as soil)

  2. 2a :  lowest pointb :  basis

Examples of bedrock in a Sentence

  1. They dug down for 10 feet before they hit bedrock.

  2. His religious beliefs are the bedrock on which his life is based.

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First Known Use of bedrock

1839


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bedrock

adjective bed·rock

Definition of bedrock

  1. :  solidly fundamental, basic, or reliable traditional bedrock values a bedrock constituency

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First Known Use of bedrock

1873


BEDROCK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bedrock for English Language Learners

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

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


BEDROCK Defined for Kids

bedrock

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noun bed·rock \ˈbed-ˌräk\

Definition of bedrock for Students

  1. :  the solid rock found under surface materials (as soil)



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