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Noun
Solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil or alluvium
“Because of the ice cover over most of the continent, only a few sites are actually available at which bedrock is exposed at the surface.”
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The fundamental principles on which something is based
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“We will decide with cool heads, warm hearts, and our bedrock of values based on fairness and equality.”
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The principal aspect or dimension of something
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“That old adage is actually the bedrock of our discussion and begs another question.”
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The lowest point, level or part (of something)
“I want to tumble down to other levels and layers of understanding, of misunderstandings, until I hit bedrock.”
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In a state of distress, resourcelessness, tension, difficulty, etc.
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The basis or justification for something
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