be or form the base for
To lie in a position directly beneath.
To lie under or beneath.
To serve as a basis of; form the foundation of.
To be subject to; be liable to answer, as a charge or challenge.
Origin: From underliggen, from underlicgan, equivalent to . Cognate with onderliggen, unterliegen.
to lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel
to be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory
to be subject or amenable to
to lie below or under
see Underlay, n., 1
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-lī′, v.t. to lie under or beneath: to be liable to.—adj. Underly′ing, lying under or lower in position: supporting, fundamental.
The numerical value of underlie in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of underlie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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We are confronting three main factors that can underlie depression: an internal clock that runs slower than 24 hours, late evening light exposure that adds physiological time and further slows the process, and a dark bedroom that disallows the morning light signal essential for achieving synchrony with local solar time.
To my mind it crosses a line when it moves from being about trying to educate a public and instead just becomes about intelligence porn, frankly, just pushing out information about sources and methods without regard to interest, without regard to the First Amendment values that normally underlie press reporting, and simply becomes a conduit for the Russian intelligence services or some other adversary of the United States.
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