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1. Located beneath or below; underlying.
2. Lying at a lower level but not directly beneath.

[Latin subiacēns, subiacent-, present participle of subiacēre, to lie beneath : sub-, sub- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·ja′cen·cy n.
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1. forming a foundation; underlying
2. lower than though not directly below: tall peaks and their subjacent valley.
[C16: from Latin subjacēre to lie close, adjoin, be under, from sub- + jacēre to lie]
subˈjacency n
subˈjacently adv
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(sʌbˈdʒeɪ sənt)

1. situated or occurring underneath or below; underlying.
2. forming a basis.
3. lower than but not directly under something.
[1590–1600; < Latin subjacent-, s. of subjacēns, present participle of subjacēre to underlie =sub- sub- + jacēre to lie; see -ent]
sub•ja′cen•cy, n.
sub•ja′cent•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.subjacent - lying nearby but lower; "hills and subjacent valleys"
superjacent - lying immediately above or on something else
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These restless marauders, as has already been observed, are apt to be continually on the prowl about the skirts of the mountains; and even when encamped in some deep and secluded glen, they keep scouts upon the cliffs and promontories, who, unseen themselves, can discern every living thing that moves over the subjacent plains and valleys.
The weather was remarkably fine, and the view of the subjacent country - a most romantic one when seen from any point, - was now especially sublime.
19 June 2019 - Luxembourg-based property company Leasinvest Real Estate (through its 100% subsidiary Leasinvest Immo Lux) has come to an agreement with the board of directors of the SA Immo Lux-Airport SA, issuer of the real estate certificates "Lux Airport," with regard to the transfer of the buildings B and E subjacent to the real estate certificates "Lux Airport," located in the EBBC Business park in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the company said.
The epidermis is avascular and does not present intraepithelial glands and is nourished by the vascular network of the subjacent dermis.
It is not the specific number that matters, but rather the subjacent policy credibility that has remained wanting regardless of the government in power.
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It is, of course, inseparable from what Staler (2013) calls 'imperial debris', or the ways that residues of colonialism, slavery, and genocide linger subjacent to, and resurface within, the present.
The ventricular lumen, subjacent glands, muscularis, serosa, and associated abdominal air sacs were expanded by multifocal to coalescing granulomas, which contained a solid mat of filamentous, branching, parallel-walled, dichotomous hyphae that were 3 to 6 pm wide and regularly septated within an amorphous eosinophilic necrotic matrix (Fig 2F).
Mucocele pressure remodeling might have played a role to some extent, although it was felt the primary process was due to the mass because the areas of erosion were subjacent to the enhancing mass, which protruded through these regions.
The subjacent nervous tissue is compressed, generally without a direct cerebral invasion [4].