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understood

[uhn-der-stoo d]
verb
  1. simple past tense and past participle of understand.
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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.”
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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
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understood

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