adverb or adjective
be·​low·​ground | \ bi-ˌlō-ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce belowground (audio) , bi-ˈlō-ˌgrau̇nd \

Definition of belowground

: beneath the surface of the earth

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Recent Examples on the Web Explore Edinburgh’s historic alleyways Layers upon layers of history mean visitors must head belowground to see Edinburgh’s only preserved, 17th-century street. Meghan Miner Murray, National Geographic, "9 of Europe’s underground marvels," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of belowground

1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of belowground was in 1617

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“Belowground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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