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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 un·der·ly·ing /-ˌlaɪɪŋ/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 un·der·ly·ing a.
 1. Lying under or beneath; as, the underlying strata of a locality.
 2. Hence: Fundamental; basic; as, underlying principles; underlying causes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See underlie

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be or form the base for
      2: lie underneath
      [also: underlying, underlay, underlain]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: in the nature of something though not readily apparent;
             "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an
             underlying meaning" [syn: implicit in(p), inherent]
      2: located beneath or below
      3: being or involving basic facts or principles; "the
         fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental
         incompatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths";
         "underlying principles" [syn: fundamental, rudimentary]