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Noun
An immaterial thing upon which something else rests
“The economic underpinning of ancient Mexican society.”
Noun
A structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else
“The underpinnings of the bridge were seriously damaged in the collision.”
Noun
The basic or fundamental parts that support or allow for the rest
Noun
The threads in a woven fabric, composed of the warp (threads running lengthwise) and woof (threads running crosswise) to create the texture of the fabric
Noun
Factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief
Noun
The basic cause, source, or origin of something
Noun
The buttocks or anus
Noun
Theory of the universe
Verb
Present participle for to hold up or serve as a foundation for
“The central beliefs that underpin a free society.”
Verb
Present participle for base
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