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un·der·ly·ing

 (ŭn′dər-lī′ĭng)
adj.
1. Lying under or beneath something: underlying strata.
2. Basic; fundamental: the underlying cause of the problem.
3. Present but not readily noticeable: an underlying meaning.
4. Taking precedence; prior: an underlying claim to compensation.

underlying

(ˌʌndəˈlaɪɪŋ)
adj
1. concealed but detectable: underlying guilt.
2. fundamental; basic
3. lying under
4. (Banking & Finance) finance (of a claim, liability, etc) taking precedence; prior

un•der•ly•ing

(ˈʌn dərˌlaɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. lying beneath something else, as a substratum.
2. fundamental; basic: the underlying cause.
3. discoverable only by close scrutiny or analysis; implicit.
4. (of a claim, mortgage, etc.) taking precedence; prior.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underlying - in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"
implicit, inexplicit - implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn"
2.underlying - located beneath or belowunderlying - located beneath or below    
subjacent - lying nearby but lower; "hills and subjacent valleys"
3.underlying - being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"
basic - pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"

underlying

adjective
1. fundamental, basic, essential, root, prime, primary, radical, elementary, intrinsic, basal To stop a problem you have to understand its underlying causes.
2. hidden, concealed, lurking, veiled, latent hills with the hard underlying rock poking through the turf

underlying

adjective
1. Arising from or going to the root or source:
2. Of or being an irreducible element:
Translations

underlying

[ˈʌndəˈlaɪɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= fundamental) [cause, theme] → subyacente
the underlying problem is thatel problema subyacente or de fondo es que ...
2. [rock, soil, bone] → subyacente
3. (Econ) [rate, inflation, trend] → subyacente

underlying

[ˌʌndərˈlaɪɪŋ] adj
[cause, problem, message] → sous-jacent(e)
[rock] → sous-jacent(e)

underlying

adj subyacente
References in classic literature ?
No great underlying purpose lay back of his habitual silence, and he had no definite plan for his life.
And, underlying all, deeper than anything else, higher and broader, lay the strongest principle of her being--conscientiousness.
There was a soft, underlying tenderness in Magdalen's assumed gayety of manner -- there was a sudden thoughtfulness in her face, a confidential readiness in her hand, as she took Frank's arm and went out to the carriage.
Her strong black brows spoke of temper easily aroused and hard to quiet; her mouth was small, nervous and weak; there was something dangerous and sulky underlying, in her nature, much that was honest, compassionate, and even noble.
Sweet it was in one sense, honey-sweet, and sent the same tingling through the nerves as her voice, but with a bitter underlying the sweet, a bitter offensiveness, as one smells in blood.
In both words the underlying idea is that of a body of men united by an oath.
The ardent modulations of the sound, the slight play of the beautiful lips, the still, deep sapphire gleam in those long eyes inherited from the dawn of ages and that seemed always to watch unimaginable things, that underlying faint ripple of gaiety that played under all her moods as though it had been a gift from the high gods moved to pity for this lonely mortal, all this within the four walls and displayed for me alone gave me the sense of almost intolerable joy.
Publications: "Some Observations Upon a Series of Kalmuck Skulls"; "Outlines of Vertebrate Evolution"; and numerous papers, including "The underlying fallacy of Weissmannism," which caused heated discussion at the Zoological Congress of Vienna.
Archer was proud of the glances turned on her, and the simple joy of possessorship cleared away his underlying perplexities.
For I did not see the grief underlying the scorn, but actually found it in my heart to pity this poor devil of a Rattray: so humbly fell those fine eyes of his, so like a dog did he stand, waiting to be whipped.
But underlying this thought, the first and most simple one, no doubt, there was in our opinion another, newer one, a corollary of the first, less easy to perceive and more easy to contest, a view as philosophical and belonging no longer to the priest alone but to the savant and the artist.
Of the rest of the audience, many had understood the allusion and wondered both at the daring of the lady and at the motive underlying it, but tried to show no sign of their feelings.