understructure


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un•der•struc•ture

(ˈʌn dərˌstrʌk tʃər)

n.
a structure serving as a support; base or foundation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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He thus points to our divine understructure while tacitly bemoaning the degradation of human bodies and their remains in industrial times.
Gros said, however, that work on the understructure of the bridge would continue although it was expected to remain open to all types of vehicles.
3), features animal figurines, a lavish mass of curled satin ribbons, manipulated wire, and iridescent bows that have all been dipped in candlewax, shaped around a steel understructure, and hung from the ceiling.
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.