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Underlying

Meanings and phrases

underlying

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. in the nature of something though not readily apparent; implicit in; inherent
  2. being or involving basic facts or principles; fundamental; rudimentary
  3. located beneath or below

underlying cause

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ultimately the underlying cause needs to be treated.
  • are employed to access the underlying cause of the coma.
  • Treatment depends on the underlying cause.

underlying causes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Any alternative underlying causes are currently unidentified.
  • There is significant disagreement on the underlying causes of the famine.
  • Ecosystem ecologist attempt to determine the underlying causes of these fluxes.

mechanisms underlying

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The exact mechanisms underlying the cause of the "tren cough" is not known.
  • From this point, modest explorations of the mechanisms underlying this behavior have been observed.
  • The evolutionary mechanisms underlying genome segmentation and especially multicomponent architecture are poorly understood.

underlying theme

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The book had an underlying theme that endorsed rebellion in children.
  • "...There's an underlying theme where 80 to 90 percent of the songs have the word sun in it.
  • Kurt Vonnegut's 1988 novel "Bluebeard" features the Armenian Genocide as an underlying theme.

underlying mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The underlying mechanism involves atherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart.
  • An underlying mechanism appears to be present in the correlation of extinction and origination rates to diversity.
  • The complete blockage of a coronary artery caused by a rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque is usually the underlying mechanism of an MI.
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