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understood

[ uhn-der-stood ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈstʊd /
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verb

simple past tense and past participle of understand.

adjective

agreed upon; known in advance; assented to: It is the understood policy of this establishment to limit credit.
implied but not stated; left unexpressed: The understood meaning of a danger sign is “Do not approach.”

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OTHER WORDS FROM understood

half-un·der·stood, adjectivenon·un·der·stood, adjectiveself-un·der·stood, adjectivewell-un·der·stood, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for understood

understood
/ (ˌʌndəˈstʊd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of understand

adjective

implied or inferred
taken for granted; assumed
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