understood

[uhn-der-stoo d]
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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Contemporary Examples of well-understood

  • Nation-hood is at best an abstraction and, while the use of force is well-understood, rules limiting its use are not.

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    Confirmation: The Easy Part

    Ken Allard

    June 29, 2010

  • This critical moment would come within a well-understood sequence of events.

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    Flight 447's Deadly Scenario

    Clive Irving

    June 11, 2009

Historical Examples of well-understood


British Dictionary definitions for well-understood

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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