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subjacent

[ suhb-jey-suhnt ]
/ sʌbˈdʒeɪ sənt /
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adjective
situated or occurring underneath or below; underlying.
forming a basis.
lower than but not directly under something.
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Origin of subjacent

1590–1600; <Latin subjacent- (stem of subjacēns), present participle of subjacēre to underlie, equivalent to sub-sub- + jac(ēre) to lie + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM subjacent

sub·ja·cen·cy, nounsub·ja·cent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for subjacent

subjacent
/ (sʌbˈdʒeɪsənt) /

adjective
forming a foundation; underlying
lower than though not directly belowtall peaks and their subjacent valley

Derived forms of subjacent

subjacency, nounsubjacently, adverb

Word Origin for subjacent

C16: from Latin subjacēre to lie close, adjoin, be under, from sub- + jacēre to lie
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Medical definitions for subjacent

subjacent
[ sŭb-jāsənt ]

adj.
Below or beneath another part.

Other words from subjacent

sub•jacen•cy n.
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