Definition of subjacent in English:

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Pronunciation: /səbˈdʒeɪs(ə)nt/


Situated below something else.
Example sentences
  • At 187 m, a thin bed of iron-stained quartz sandstone drapes across an irregular surface cut into oolitic dolomitic grainstones that represent the latest phase of the subjacent shallowing record.
  • Recent studies proposed that the Cretan detachment is a shallowly north-dipping normal fault, which formed subparallel to the subjacent subduction thrust in the Early Miocene.
  • Viral antigen extended, in a time-dependent fashion, from nasal epithelium into the subjacent lamina propria and along olfactory nerves in cells interpreted to be perineural fibroblasts.



Example sentences
  • Further evidence in favour of the variable analysis comes from the fact that the distribution of null objects is sensitive to subjacency.
  • In this paper, we take a similar approach to one of the classic linguistic universals: subjacency.


Late 16th century: from Latin subjacent- 'lying underneath', from sub- 'under' + jacere 'to lie'.

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