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arcanum formerly, a supposed secret law underlying all of nature, sought by alchemists. [1/3 definitions]
bottom the underlying area; underside. [1/11 definitions]
cupola a dome, esp. one that covers all of the underlying structure, as of a circular or hexagonal room. [1/2 definitions]
dharma in Buddhism and Hinduism, the underlying nature, as of the universe or one's self; essence. [1/2 definitions]
elixir the quintessence, underlying principle, or perfect embodiment of something. [1/4 definitions]
ethos the basic underlying attitudes and beliefs of a group, movement, or culture, which give it its character.
fabric underlying structure; foundation. [1/3 definitions]
heave to swell or bend upward under the pressure of powerful underlying force. [1/11 definitions]
law an underlying force or principle. [1/6 definitions]
note a slight underlying indication or suggestion. [1/11 definitions]
onomastics an underlying linguistic system or pattern behind the formation of proper names or terms within a specialized vocabulary. [1/2 definitions]
sinkhole a depression or cavity formed in the earth when underlying material collapses.
stem1 in grammar, the underlying form of a word to which inflectional endings are added. [1/9 definitions]
stencil a sheet of some material impervious to paint, inks, or the like out of which letters or a pattern has been cut, so that paint, ink, or the like can pass through to form a design on the underlying surface. [1/4 definitions]
subjacent located or occurring below or underneath; underlying. [1/2 definitions]
theory the body of principles underlying an area or field. [1/3 definitions]
undertone an underlying quality, mood, or the like. [2/3 definitions]