undersurface

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noun

un·​der·​sur·​face ˈən-dər-ˌsər-fəs How to pronounce undersurface (audio)

undersurface

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adjective

un·​der·​sur·​face ˌən-dər-ˈsər-fəs How to pronounce undersurface (audio)
: existing or moving below the surface

Examples of undersurface in a Sentence

Noun painted the undersurface of the plane blue
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Pale green eggs are laid in clusters near the food source with each egg suspended at the end of slender silken threads attached to the undersurface of a leaf. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 July 2023 Scientists observed a beetle walking upside-down on the undersurface of a pool of water. New York Times, 26 July 2021 The spots enlarge and are mirrored on the undersurface of the leaf with a white downy growth. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2015 When the undersurface of the first tablet was revealed, Dr. White got chills. Joanna Klein, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2017
Adjective
Storms larger than planets, moons with undersurface oceans, lakes of methane, worldlets that occasionally swap places... ... Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1733, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undersurface was in 1733

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“Undersurface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undersurface. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

undersurface

noun
un·​der·​sur·​face
ˈən-dər-ˌsər-fəs
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