un|der|ly|ing «UHN duhr LY ihng», adjective, verb.
1. lying under or beneath; subtending: »

The stones That name the underlying dead (Tennyson).

2. Figurative. forming the basis or foundation of; fundamental; basic; essential: »

underlying facts.

3. Figurative. not evident at first glance; present but not apparent except through careful scrutiny.
4. Finance. combing before another in time and order; having priority. a)
the present participle of underlie.

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