Underpin

(redirected from underpinned)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

Underpin

To provide a new foundation for a wall or column in an existing building without removing the superstructure.
References in periodicals archive ?
It found that, while the national and religious identities which had underpinned difference and division in Northern Ireland still remain, an increasing number of people are moving away from the traditional labels of Irish Catholic or British Protestant.
In highlighting the importance of the imaging of the city historically, Stevenson points out that the dichotomy of urban and rural has always underpinned discussion of the urban, with such discussions necessarily pointing to the rural 'if only as a silence'.
A clear framework is needed underpinned by a theory for utilizing advanced learning technologies effectively.
Although now absorbed within Detroit's suburbs, the self-conscious withdrawal that underpinned its utopian origins still prevails.
Obtain country-specific consumer insight to understand the consumer attitudes and needs that underpinned innovation success/failure.
The hedging provides that if the market price goes below a price underpinned by the PPA, the Hedging Provider will pay Talasol the difference between the market price and the underpinned price, and if the market price is above the underpinned price, Talasol will pay the Hedging Provider the difference between the market price and the underpinned price.
After all, simple logic would suggest that a property that has been fully underpinned (assuming the work was done properly, of course) should actually be a safer bet than the one next door which hasn't
Consequently, noone should seriously consider buying any underpinned property without first - at a bare minimum - having a full structural survey done.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have joined forces to propose a regulator set up by royal charter and underpinned by legislation.
Summary: There may be a cross-party deal on a new system of press regulation but whether it is underpinned by law is still being debated.
Summary: The UAE economy has so far performed well in 2012 and will remain strong in the final quarter of the year, underpinned by higher oil prices even as the world economy is heading into another recession, Standard Chartered said in its latest report.
He saw the city as a complex organism, and recognised that the beauty and power of architecture as revealed in open squares and wide streets must be underpinned by a social dimension.