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bed·rock

 (bĕd′rŏk′)
n.
1. The solid rock that underlies loose material, such as soil, sand, clay, or gravel.
2.
a. The very basis; the foundation: Ownership of land is the bedrock of democracy.
b. The lowest point: personal finances that were at bedrock.

bedrock

(ˈbɛdˌrɒk)
n
1. (Geological Science) the solid unweathered rock that lies beneath the loose surface deposits of soil, alluvium, etc
2. basic principles or facts (esp in the phrase get down to bedrock)
3. the lowest point, level, or layer

bed•rock

(ˈbɛdˌrɒk)

n.
1. unbroken solid rock, overlaid in most places by soil or rock fragments.
2. the bottom layer.
3. any firm foundation.
4. the fundamental principles, as of a science.
[1840–50, Amer.]

bed·rock

(bĕd′rŏk′)
The solid rock that lies beneath the soil and other loose material on the Earth's surface.

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The mass of solid rock that lies beneath the regolith.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedrock - solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soilbedrock - solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
2.bedrock - principles from which other truths can be derivedbedrock - principles from which other truths can be derived; "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"
principle - a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
ABC, ABCs, ABC's, first principle, first rudiment, rudiment, alphabet - the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural); "he mastered only the rudiments of geometry"

bedrock

noun
1. first principle, rule, basis, basics, principle, essentials, roots, core, fundamentals, cornerstone, nuts and bolts (informal), sine qua non (Latin), rudiment Mutual trust is the bedrock of a relationship.
2. bottom, bed, foundation, underpinning, rock bottom, substructure, substratum It took five years to drill down to bedrock.
Translations
peruskallio
grunnfjell

bedrock

[ˈbedrɒk] N (Geol) → lecho m de roca (fig) → lo fundamental, base f
to get down to bedrockir a lo fundamental

bedrock

[ˈbɛdrɒk] n
(= foundation) → fondement m
(= solid rock) → roche f en place, socle m

bedrock

n
(Geol) → Grundgebirge or -gestein nt
(fig) to get down to or to reach bedrockzum Kern der Sache kommen

bedrock

[ˈbɛdˌrɒk] n (Geol) → basamento; (fig) → fondamento, base f
the moral bedrock of the nation → il fondamento morale della nazione
References in classic literature ?
And, moreover, when you come right down to the bedrock, knight-errantry is WORSE than pork; for whatever happens, the pork's left, and so somebody's benefited anyway; but when the market breaks, in a knight-errantry whirl, and every knight in the pool passes in his checks, what have you got for assets?
All superficial accumulations were swept away, and the bedrock was exposed.
It emptied in a riffle, across exposed bedrock, into another pool.
15 February 2018 - US-based interior building products and services holding company Select Interior Concepts, Inc's Architectural Surfaces Group subsidiary has acquired Midwest, US natural stone distributor Bedrock International, the company said.
Meg Morgan becomes Bedrock Healthcare's new strategic solutions director.
It looked a strong contest despite the small field and Bedrock finished third of four behind Twobeelucky.
A research team was able to take advantage of this by placing three particle detectors in a railway tunnel that penetrates the bedrock beneath the base of the largest glacier in Europe: the Aletsch glacier in the Swiss Alps.
The Finnish Transport Agency acquires research consultants Helsinki-Turku in the fast-track connection between the Espoo-Salo Master Plan for carrying out soil and bedrock studies.
Stelco, a company that produces steel that is used primarily in the North American automotive, construction, infrastructure, appliance, manufacturing and pipe and tube industries, has signed an Acquisition and Plan Sponsor Agreement with Bedrock Industries Group LLC.
Fiera Capital Corporation (TSX: FSZ) has expanded its distribution reach in the United Kingdom and select European markets through a partnership with Bedrock Asset Management Ltd.
Leveraging Bedrock Data's integration platform, Trujay Group will provide business systems consulting, integration architecture, implementation, and managed services for companies looking for rapid time-to-value for their business system integration projects.
Over millions of years, this erosion has carved out wider and wider spaces in China's bedrock.