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underpinnings

noun
plural of underpinning

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1 an immaterial thing upon which something else rests
  • the underpinnings of the theory have recently been called into question

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2 a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else
  • the underpinnings of the bridge were seriously damaged in the collision

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“Underpinnings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/underpinnings. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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