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Noun
A structure that supports or underpins something else
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“In 1941, high water damaged the building's underpinning.”
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A foundation or basis for something
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“An important underpinning of this theory is Émile Durkheim's analysis of modern society and the rise of individualism.”
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The thought processes leading to accepted theories or solutions
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An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system
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The act or state of reinforcing or shoring up
Verb
Present participle for to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
“He said the partnership process must underpin competitiveness as the core element of any possible new agreement.”
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Present participle for to serve as a basis for
“There were laws upon laws, endeavors to underpin the framework of a decaying society.”
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Present participle for to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factuality of
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Present participle for to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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Present participle for to encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
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