Underlying Structure

Underlying Structure

 

a tectonic structure of rock located beneath younger beds that were not affected or were only slightly deformed by tectonic movements. Underlying structures are identified primarily by geophysical exploration and deep drilling. They are often valuable in the search for petroleum and gas.

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Both of these elements help to support the underlying structure of the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing, and as an aid to collagen production; therefore, zinc has been linked with the treatment of burns and the reduction of scar tissue for many years.
all installed steel, including the divider bar, shall be fastened to the underlying structure and to the adjacent ends in a manner that will satisfy the project specifications and satisfy the warranty requirement described elsewhere within in these specifications.
The catastrophe in Syria has been going on long enough to become part of the underlying structure of international politics.
The underlying structure of the book uses the same scaffolding which supports six of the seven Harry Potter novels, and I fell into that naturally.
Irrespective of the variations in earthly life-forms, they are served by the same underlying structure.
Drawn from a conference, Approaches to Complex Predicates, held in Paris in May 2013, the nine essays in this volume examine formal, typological, and diachronic aspects of complex predicates in different theoretical frameworks, focusing on the issues of the nature of grammatical mechanisms responsible for the composition of complex predicates and their idiomatic specificities, how to account for mismatches between a complex underlying structure of a verb and its simple morphological realization, monoclausality, and the role of complex predicates in reshaping alignment patterns in language change.
They form the underlying structure of the city, a skeleton around which people's lives are built and activities carried out.
No, we're not talking about communications in the Confederate States of America -- we're talking about Channel Sharing Agreements, part of the underlying structure of the incentive auction project.
Although a good surface when compared to others in the Northern Counties East League First Division, the underlying structure is poor and has not been improved for many years.
No, the trick with this sort of thing is to find some sort of underlying structure to a sound that's otherwise amorphous, one that doesn't have the advantage of bass or percussion keeping time signatures.
A new exhibition at the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff features his work on paper, including watercolours, gouaches and pastels, which reflect the underlying structure and strength of his oil paintings.
Nizwa Fort was built in the 1650s by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'rubi, although its underlying structure dates back to the 12th Century.