Underpinning meaning

ŭndər-pĭnĭng
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A support or foundation.
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Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
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The definition of an underpinning is a system of support.

An example of underpinning is the foundation of a house.

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A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall.
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Anything that serves as a support or basis.

The flimsy underpinnings of their argument.

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(informal) The legs.
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Present participle of underpin.
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A support or foundation, especially as a structure of masonry that supports a wall or a metaphorical basis for something.

This house's underpinning is not up to standard.

I would like to know more about the underpinning of this political theory.

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Legs, more generally.
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(informal) The human legs.
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