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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They form the underlying structure of the city, a skeleton around which people's lives are built and activities carried out.
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.
Using the underlying structure of the problem reveals the problem type, and sets up the reasoning behind the computation needed to answer the question.
The paintings that resulted from this trip, and those that followed later in the decade, reflect a deep understanding of Cezanne's compositional strategies and a desire to reveal the underlying structure of forms.
Arguing that to represent corporate clients effectively, lawyers need to understand the underlying structure and function of the business, Spector (strategy, Northeastern U.
Morrison said that the hard tissues of the face are unchangeable and it seems that both the sexes can tell if the underlying structure of the face is attractive or not, no matter what expression a person shows.
However, the oil prices boom of the past few years and the strong growth of Bahrain's national output concealed deterioration in the underlying structure of Bahrain's budget.
Values like perseverance, skilled observation and care, the dignity of knowing and delivering a professional standard of care, and even the seminal concept of a code of nursing, or health care standards, all these concepts build a solid underlying structure to the intriguing mystery of "Havoc at Harrison Hospital.
Buildings constructed in keeping with the 1968 standards may not have the underlying structure to support new fire safety technology, for example.