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(ˈʌn dərˌstrʌk tʃər)

a structure serving as a support; base or foundation.
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Noun1.understructure - lowest support of a structureunderstructure - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
bed - a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track; "the track bed had washed away"
raft foundation - a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
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Homeowners can have beautiful replacement decks that look brand new, often without replacing the understructure," said Baron Biedenweg, owner of Archadeck of Northeastern Indiana.
Al- Thawraa is public region and is very crowded and the understructure of this region is very neglected and destructive specially the sewage system and drinking water supply system.
If the floor structure is not located on a firm ground floor foundation, the understructure beneath the fan and motor bases should be included in the analysis.
Pay attention to obvious gathering points like gaps in understructure where snook can sit and ambush tide-borne prey.
The spiritual understructure of Bly's perspective has consistently retrieved the poet himself from bitterness.
Within a short span of time OOC managed to contribute in setting up several major projects through contribution in more than 35 projects that cover the fields of exploration, oil industry, understructure projects, petrochemicals, transportation, energy, refineries and oil marketing, in addition to Omanisation.
Complete with heavy-duty understructure, these scales come fully assembled and ready to use.
The DB9 is based on Aston Martin's unique V/H (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture - a bonded aluminium understructure forming the lightweight yet incredibly strong platform integral to the current range of sports cars.
In this article, I wish to focus on an actual effort related to development and communication that has a clear Buddhist understructure and tease out its implications for communication theory.
While there is some sharing with the Honda Insight hybrid--a four-door-like the fundamental Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) parallel hybrid system (the electric motor supplements the internal combustion engine, although this is the sixth gen of the IMA, and has some modifications, such in cooling, that have been made to it for this application) and some of the frontal understructure, the sharing was done to reduce costs through increasing volume.
A simple turn of an air-valve raises both deck panels, exposing the entire understructure of the scale and the pit, for complete cleaning and wash down access.