Definition of underlying
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
Trump could have instead pledged to withdraw from the underlying 1992 United Nations climate treaty, signed by President George H.W. Bush and ratified by the U.S. Senate.
But pulling out of the agreement is popular with Mr. Trump's political base, many of whom are skeptical of the science underlying climate change policy.
Many homeless people live without regular preventive care, including those who are elderly or living outdoors with underlying or chronic conditions such as pneumonia or heart disease, Duchin said.
The underlying case stems from an application by Florida Charter Educational Foundation, Inc., and South Palm Beach Charter School to open a charter school.
For all the underlying tensions setting the stage for their first visit, given their unusually harsh exchange last year over immigration and whether the building of walls is a Christian thing to do, the Pope took another tack.
The strange geology of the floor of the Gulf is mostly caused by thick underlying layers of salt.
The study, Dr. Campagna said, is a reminder that one species can split into multiple species with very little underlying genetic change.
Annual inflation in Canada rose in April at an identical pace from the previous month, while gauges of underlying, or core, price increases continued to exhibit softness—
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First Known Use of underlying
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
: serving as a basis or cause (as of secondary symptoms) the underlying brain malformation that caused the hydrocephalus—R. M. Henig
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