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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A recent survey study with 2515 pre-service teachers suggested an underlying structure to shelter ICT integration indicators.
Further consolidation of the budget, coupled with a quick rebound of the economy, will decrease the country's need of external funding in the coming years and is seen to boost its economy's underlying structure.
Buildings constructed in keeping with the 1968 standards may not have the underlying structure to support new fire safety technology, for example.
Many irregular patterns are not simply random; they often display an underlying structure.
They recommend, however, that the eastern villa could be repaired as the underlying structure appears sound.
Investigations into the underlying structure of cement by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, may prove to be useful in the creation of "greener" concrete.
Input-Output Accounts--that describes the underlying structure used to prepare the benchmark input-output (I-O) accounts of the United States.
The existence of the four BPD factors that appear to differ from those reported for similar studies in adults raise "the question whether BPD is different in its nature and underlying structure in adolescents who are undergoing an active developmental process--than it is in adults," Dr.
The web of its themes (the compulsion of the artist, the perils of love, and the interchange between present and past) plays out in each of its tales so that Nostalgia's underlying structure becomes clearer, if not transparent, as one reads.
The existence of the four BPD factors that appear to differ from those reported for similar studies in adults raises "the question whether BPD is different in its nature and underlying structure in adolescents," the authors wrote.
The Institute of Physics has given its 2006 Maxwell Medal to Dr Gregory for her work trying to understand the underlying structure of the universe.
The Service looked to the underlying structure of the business arrangement, rather than focusing on mechanical details, suggesting that it may be prepared to approach issues relating to the treatment of cooperatives flexibly in the future.