underset

1 of 3

transitive verb

1
2
: to place underneath something else

underset

2 of 3

noun

1
2
a
: an underlying vein of ore
b
: the angle made by the center line of a stull with a line normal to the hanging wall at their point of incidence

underset

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adjective

"
: insufficiently filled (as with printed matter) so as to be partly blank
underset page
underset column

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English undersetten, from under entry 1 + setten to set

Adjective

from past participle of underset entry 1

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“Underset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underset. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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