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subjacent (adj.)

1590s, from Latin subiacentem (nominative subiacens) "lying beneath," present participle of subiacere "to lie underneath, lie near, adjoin," from sub "under," also "close to" (see sub-) + iacere "to throw" (from PIE root *ye- "to throw, impel").

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Definitions of subjacent from WordNet

subjacent (adj.)
lying nearby but lower;
hills and subjacent valleys
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