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Of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject
“To stop a problem you have to understand its underlying causes.”
Not obvious but detectable
“Hills with the hard underlying rock poking through the turf.”
Present participle for to lie in a position directly beneath
“Political motivations most likely underlie this transformation of tradition.”
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