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Underlying vs. Overlying — What's the Difference?

Underlying vs. Overlying — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Underlying and Overlying

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Underlying

In finance, the underlying of a derivative is an asset, basket of assets, index, or even another derivative, such that the cash flows of the (former) derivative depend on the value of this underlying. There must be an independent way to observe this value to avoid conflicts of interest.
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Overlying

To lie over or on.
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Underlying

Lying under or beneath something
Underlying strata.
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Overlying

To suffocate (a baby, for example) by accidentally lying on top of it.
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Underlying

Basic; fundamental
The underlying cause of the problem.
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Overlying

Lying over or upon something else
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Underlying

Present but not readily noticeable
An underlying meaning.
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Overlying

Lying over or upon something; as, overlying rocks.
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Underlying

Taking precedence; prior
An underlying claim to compensation.
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Overlying

Placed on or over something else;
An overlying image
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Underlying

Lying underneath
We dug down to the underlying rock.
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Underlying

Basic or fundamental
Points and straight lines are underlying elements of geometry.
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Underlying

Implicit
Many nursery rhymes have an underlying meaning.
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Underlying

(finance) The entity from whose performance a derivative derives its value.
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Underlying

Present participle of underlie
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Underlying

Lying under or beneath; as, the underlying strata of a locality.
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Underlying

Fundamental; basic; as, underlying principles; underlying causes.
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Underlying

Implicit; not immediately obvious; requiring careful scrutiny to discover; as, the underlying sarcasm in her seemingly innocuous remark..
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Underlying

In the nature of something though not readily apparent;
Shortcomings inherent in our approach
An underlying meaning
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Underlying

Located beneath or below
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Underlying

Being or involving basic facts or principles;
The fundamental laws of the universe
A fundamental incompatibility between them
These rudimentary truths
Underlying principles
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