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underpinningnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈʌndəˌpɪnɪŋ/
something that ​providessupport for something, or that is the ​startingpoint from which something can ​develop: A ​strongopening on Wall Street ​provided a ​firm underpinning for the FTSE 100.
(Definition of underpinning from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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