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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.
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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
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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.]
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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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.
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Translations
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grunnfjell

bedrock

[ˈbedrɒk] N (Geol) → lecho m de roca (fig) → lo fundamental, base f
to get down to bedrockir a lo fundamental
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bedrock

[ˈbɛdrɒk] n
(= foundation) → fondement m
(= solid rock) → roche f en place, socle m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bedrock

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

[ˈbɛdˌrɒk] n (Geol) → basamento; (fig) → fondamento, base f
the moral bedrock of the nation → il fondamento morale della nazione
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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.
Trainer Iain Jardine yesterday issued a statement via the National Trainers Federation outlining the circumstances around Bedrock's withdrawal, which was in response to a story that his new owners were unhappy he had not been able to run in the €125,000 Grade 1.
The Dumfries trainer was forced to pull his smart performer out of Saturday's Grade One contest, won by Buveur D'Air from Samcro, after Bedrock was found to have swelling in a hock on the eve of the race.
In the private agreement, Bedrock sold the shares at a price of CAD20.50 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of CAD250m.
Paddy Power made Bedrock a 25-1 shot for the Champion Hurdle but pushed Samcro out to 5-1 from 11-4 for March's Cheltenham showpiece.
Cryptocurrency services provider Ethos.io has announced the unveiling of its institutional blockchain solutions platform Ethos Bedrock, the company said.
Scientists were already aware the West Antarctic ground was rising--it is caused by the bedrock rebounding after ice melt.
"As a company dedicated to advancing mobility for a more livable, walkable and accessible community, Michigan-grown May Mobility made the ideal partner to further this mission," said Jim Ketai, CEO, Bedrock. "These autonomous vehicles will allow us to lead the nation in providing memorable and efficient transportation methods for our residential, office and retail tenants."
Jeep India, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler, has launched the Bedrock edition of the Compass in India.
Configured with the standard Bedrock IEC 61131-3 engineering tools, the Bedrock OSA Remote combines a programmable logic controller (PLC), remote terminal unit (RTU) and edge capabilities; universal I/O; and, of course, intrinsic cybersecurity.