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understood

[uhn-der-stoo d]
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verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of understand.
adjective
  1. agreed upon; known in advance; assented to: It is the understood policy of this establishment to limit credit.
  2. implied but not stated; left unexpressed: The understood meaning of a danger sign is “Do not approach.”
Related formshalf-un·der·stood, adjectivenon·un·der·stood, adjectiveself-un·der·stood, adjectivewell-un·der·stood, adjective
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well-understood

adjective (well understood when postpositive)
  1. widely or sufficiently understood or comprehended

understood

verb
  1. the past tense and past participle of understand
adjective
  1. implied or inferred
  2. taken for granted; assumed
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