- situated directly under or below; underlying
- being lower but not directly beneath
Origin of subjacentClassical Latin subjacens, present participle of subjacere, to lie under from sub-, under + jacere, to lie, throw: see sub- and jet
- Located beneath or below; underlying.
- Lying at a lower level but not directly beneath.
Origin of subjacentLatin subiacēns subiacent- present participle of subiacēre to lie beneath sub- sub- iacēre to lie ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more subjacent, superlative most subjacent)
From Latin subiaceÅ (“lie beneath").