subjacent

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From Latin subiaceō (lie beneath).

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subjacent (comparative more subjacent, superlative most subjacent)

  1. Lying beneath or at a lower level; underlying.
    • 1887, R. A. Murray, Victoria. Geology and Physical Geography (page 126)
      In some places, however, quartz reefs, payably auriferous while in Silurian rock, have been followed down to subjacent granite, and have there been found to thin out and become unprofitable []
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 194-5:
      Since the times of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, however, there had always been a subjacent stream of travel literature which had queried the civilizing function of Western penetration of such societies.

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subjacent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of subjaceō