### What does **underlying** mean?

## Definitions for **underlying**ˈʌn dərˌlaɪ ɪŋ

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **underlying**.

### Princeton's WordNet

implicit in(p), inherent, underlying(adj)

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

"shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"

underlying(adj)

located beneath or below

fundamental, rudimentary, underlying(adj)

being or involving basic facts or principles

"the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"

### Wiktionary

underlying(Adjective)

lying underneath

We dug down to the underlying rock.

underlying(Adjective)

basic or fundamental

Points and straight lines are underlying elements of geometry.

underlying(Adjective)

implicit

Many nursery rhymes have an underlying meaning.

### Webster Dictionary

Underlying(adj)

lying under or beneath; hence, fundamental; as, the underlying strata of a locality; underlying principles

### Freebase

Underlying

In finance, the underlying of a derivative is an asset, basket of assets, index, or even another derivative, such that the cash flows of the derivative depend on the value of this underlying. There must be an independent way to observe this value to avoid conflicts of interest. According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board's FASB Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 - Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, an underlying is a specified interest rate, security price, commodity price, foreign exchange rate, index of prices or rates, or other variable. An underlying may be a price or rate of an asset or liability but is not the asset or liability itself.

### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'underlying' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4130

Adjectives Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'underlying' in Adjectives Frequency: #563

### Anagrams for underlying »

enduringly

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of underlying in Chaldean Numerology is:

**8**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of underlying in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

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