Meaning of “underpinning” in the English Dictionary

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"underpinning" in Business English

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underpinningnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈʌndəˌpɪnɪŋ/ us

something that provides support for something, or that is the starting point from which something can develop:

A strong opening on Wall Street provided a firm underpinning for the FTSE 100.

(Definition of “underpinning” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)