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Definition of Underlying


  1. Lying under or beneath; hence, fundamental; as, the underlying strata of a locality; underlying principles.

Underlying Quotations

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
Daisaku Ikeda

There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness.
Emily Carr

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens.
Alan Watts

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco
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Underlying Translations

underlying in German is darunterliegend
underlying in Spanish is subyacente
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