Definition of bedrock in English:

bedrock

Syllabification: bed·rock
Pronunciation: /ˈbedˌräk
 
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noun

  • 1Solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil or alluvium.
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    • Flat or slightly rolling terrain is the rule here, and thick soil deposits overlay Cretaceous shale bedrock.
    • The plants were growing from several fissures in the mafic bedrock that underlies the creek.
    • Erosion of the underlying bedrock appears to have been limited.
    Synonyms
    substratum, substructure, understructure, solid foundation, base, rock base
  • 1.1The fundamental principles on which something is based: honesty is the bedrock of a good relationship
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    • These terms were to remain as the bedrock of his artistic principles even though his manner and procedures of painting were to change quite radically.
    • Give them a clear standard that is in accordance with the bedrock principles of our nation.
    • We need cool heads, warm hearts and our bedrock values of fairness and equality to choose the right path.
    Synonyms
    core, basis, base, foundation, roots, heart, backbone, principle, essence, nitty-gritty
    informal nuts and bolts

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