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  1. bedrock(noun)

    solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil

  2. fundamentals, basics, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrock(noun)

    principles from which other truths can be derived

    "first you must learn the fundamentals"; "let's get down to basics"


  1. bedrock(Noun)

    The solid rock that exists at some depth below the ground surface. Bedrock is rock "in place", as opposed to material that has been transported from another location by weathering and erosion.

  2. bedrock(Noun)

    A basis or foundation.

  3. Bedrock(ProperNoun)

    Name of the fictional town in


  1. Bedrock

    In stratigraphy, bedrock is the common term for consolidated rock underlying the surface of a terrestrial planet, usually the Earth. Above the bedrock is usually an area of broken and weathered unconsolidated rock in the basal subsoil. The top of the bedrock is known as rockhead and identifying this, via excavations, drilling or geophysical methods, is an important task in most civil engineering projects. Superficial deposits can be extremely thick, such that the bedrock lies hundreds of meters below the surface. Bedrock may also experience subsurface weathering at its upper boundary, forming saprolite. A solid geologic map of an area will usually show the distribution of differing rock types; i.e., rock that would be exposed at the surface if all soil or other superficial deposits were removed. Soil scientists use the capital letters O, A, B, C, and E to identify the master soil horizons, and lowercase letters for distinctions of these horizons. Most soils have three major horizons—the surface horizon, the subsoil, and the substratum. Some soils have an organic horizon on the surface, but this horizon can also be buried. The master horizon, E, is used for subsurface horizons that have a significant loss of minerals. Hard bedrock, which is not soil, uses the letter R.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedrock in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bedrock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bedrock in a Sentence

  1. Michael Wildes:

    I believe strongly in the principles of family reunification, which is a bedrock of immigration policy and law and has brought millions of people happily to our shores.

  2. Nicholas Bagley:

    The Justice Department's a bedrock convention of our constitutional structure, one that prevents the executive branch from using litigation strategy to undo Congress' handiwork.

  3. Toby Wilkinson:

    I think by using modern seismic X-ray technology it should be possible to look through the walls and see if there are significant anomalies or indeed gaps in the bedrock behind those walls, that sort of ground penetration radar is well developed. It's been used in the Valley of the Kings and other places in Egypt.

  4. Representative Diego Ibanez:

    Keep in mind that they've been looking for this treasure for 20 years and still haven't found it, there's no indication that this new bedrock excavation is going to bear fruit. We're talking about causing irreparable geological damage. There is simply no justification for that.

  5. Justice William J. Brennan:

    If there is a bedrock principle of the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

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