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Situated or occurring below the surface of the ground: belowground telephone cables.

be·low′ground′ adv.
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situated beneath the surface of the earth; subterranean.
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Adj.1.belowground - under the level of the groundbelowground - under the level of the ground; "belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns"
subsurface - beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon"
2.belowground - underneath the groundbelowground - underneath the ground; "most of his friends are now belowground"
buried, inhumed, interred - placed in a grave; "the hastily buried corpses"
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