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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The model shows the underlying structure of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital and its winter garden.
But an underlying structure does help cope with grief especially when you realize the grief is not going to go away, and that even several years later, it is still with you.
The forms created are balanced not just with geometric lines, but also patterns, which become the underlying structure, creating a movement in the compositions.
Key ratings considerations include the quality of the aircraft collateral, significant overcollateralization, stabilization of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft values, the United Kingdom's insolvency regime coupled with the transaction's underlying structure, the liquidity facility, BA's credit quality, and various additional structural elements.
There are story elements and an underlying structure that make certain stories more memorable and 'pull in' the audience more than others.
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.
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. It is only in their final physical representation that they are different.
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.