simple past tense and past participle of understand.
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.”
Related formshalf-un·der·stood, adjectivenon·un·der·stood, adjectiveself-un·der·stood, adjectivewell-un·der·stood, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-understood
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.
This critical moment would come within a well-understood sequence of events.
Historical Examples of well-understood
Perhaps this was the result of his well-understood shrewdness.
In response to the universal and well-understood call of "next!"
But when the war was over, general emancipation became a well-understood reality.
I said useless in the well-understood and usual sense, as meaning, inapplicable to the service of the body.
No, for these enlist for a specified and well-understood term, and can retire without reproach when the term is up.
British Dictionary definitions for well-understood
adjective (well understood when postpositive)
widely or sufficiently understood or comprehended
implied or inferred
taken for granted; assumed
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