How to use Underlying in a sentence as an adjective

The best you can do is balance the harms from pollution with the underlying beneficial activity.

There is a lot of software that goes onto a modern commercial engine, but the general theme of the software I focus on is the modeling of the underlying engine dynamics using sensor data.

If you asked me the original question, I'd say the underlying problem is that on Windows all you have is what Microsoft gives you and you can't typically do better than that.

Which underlying algorithm?The search engine was built on a ternary tree with a custom merging algorithm.

They allow us to detect the underlying commonalities that define particular systems of teaching, commonalities that otherwise hide in the background.

I find that neo-flat buttons are almost have an underlying hypocrisy.

Those arguments are fine and maybe they are being made in good faith, but it doesn't change the underlying future truth:Marketing will now be changed to reflect Google keywords, not URLs.

But it really feels like a social band-aid, a temporary solution hiding the symptoms but not the underlying problem.

There was an incredible amount of pressure from the top to maintain high levels of service, but not a lot of support for taking the time to refactor or rework those systems to address the underlying causes of service disruption.

As great as it is, it's no Scheme, if only for the fact that its popularity and usefulness as a language detracts from the underlying concepts.

The blurry images are underlying base layers that drew first and then probably the upper layer timed out when rendering the tile.

For whatever reason, they cannot allow applications to use the existing capabilities of the underlying OS.

Underlying definitions


in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"

See also: inherent


located beneath or below


being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles"

See also: fundamental rudimentary