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 builds a fire near the boy, who is illuminated by the "glow of the light with the shadow of the bridge's understructure" over him (63).
With the proper understructure, I could also make very large wax sculptures.
However, the presence of genetic understructure of these two diseases and the increment in the number of such cases indicate an association further than incidentally.
On the whole, roughness following sonication for 20 min was greater than that for 10 min at the same frequency, indicating an effect on the understructure.
Copper works together with iron and zinc to develop the fibers that support the understructure of the skin.
"The design of the understructure is what makes the difference of whether it is a Nakashima or somebody else's table."
lighter than their steel counterparts while still incorporating the proven Torq-Isolator understructure. The TMAX Aluminum Series features the industry's first aluminum extrusion compartment top.
The framework of compound B2 imputes its understructure to the dinuclear unit built by connecting two cobalt atoms with six [BTC.sup.3-] ligands as illustrated in Figure 1(b).
"Think about the complexity of making an understructure. Now, imagine making it in one piece, where you've got exactly the right amount of metal, exactly where you want it.
He thus points to our divine understructure while tacitly bemoaning the degradation of human bodies and their remains in industrial times.