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
In the insulin cases, there are drugs and management techniques that can be used to improve the underlying condition.
But despite the lack of game time for the Merseysiders, the 20-year-old featured in the triumphant England U20 set-up which won the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea, an accolade which speaks volumes of his underlying talent and potential.
The wealthier countries in the region, meanwhile, had seen their economies, and the underlying models of growth, shattered by the Asian financial crisis.
Each time the mouse wins due to brain stimulation, the underlying structure of its brain changes a little bit.
Automotive stories combining hype with speculation can morph into certainty the next day, though none of the underlying facts have changed.
Look at the strides the city has made in 50 years, but there’s also a need to look at the underlying issues that led to the Newark rebellion in the first place.
People who are most susceptible to serious illness and hospitalization associated with West Nile are those over 50 years of age and people with underlying medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension.
While tampering in the NBA is frowned upon, the same kind of underlying conduct is often viewed more favorably in other industries.
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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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