Examples of underlying in a Sentence
the ocean and the underlying rock
the underlying differences between democracy and dictatorship
Recent Examples of underlying from the Web
But the underlying dichotomy of US policy goals in Europe has a familiar ring.
Casanova wanted to unravel those tragic cases of flu, in which a child with no apparent underlying illness wound up in the intensive care unit.
This mismatch between her underlying vocation (healer) and her overarching job function (technician) is what fries her heart and soul.
The president has fully embraced this arbitrary and senseless part of the plan without any intention of following through on the underlying rationale: to spread the burden of security so that no country is left holding the bag alone.
In recent years, the World Bank has tweaked the method of calculating its ranking every year, meaning that countries could see their ranking plunge even though their underlying business environment hadn’t changed.
Both, however, contemplate the same kind of underlying conduct.
Impeachment is a blunt political tool, liable to inflame underlying disagreements.
But change one or two underlying assumptions and the real amount could be as low as 154,000 pounds or as high as 545,000 pounds, according to Hunt’s model.
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UNDERLYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underlying for English Language Learners
—used to identify the idea, cause, problem, etc., that forms the basis of something
: lying under or below something
medical Definition of underlying
- the underlying brain malformation that caused the hydrocephalus
- —R. M. Henig
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