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hard•pan



Pronunciation: (härd'pan"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/hardpan.html on line 71 [key]
n.
1. any layer of firm detrital matter, as of clay, underlying soft soil. Cf. caliche, duricrust.
2. hard, unbroken ground.
3. the fundamental or basic aspect of anything; solid foundation; underlying reality: the hardpan of mathematical theory.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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