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What does "underlying technicality" mean in the following sentence?

Discuss from the existing scenario/situation up to the proposed system and proceed with its underlying technicality but presented in simple and layman's terms. (e.g Hardware, Software, Peopleware, Middleware, Firmware, etc.)

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I would think that underlying technical aspects would be more clear and is the meaning that the author was attempting to convey.

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thanks! it helped me understand well.. – user26137 Sep 16 '12 at 17:46

Problem or Problems that are inherent or not apparent in but usually happen do to imperfect systems, ideas.

Example, We had it all planned out gas, money, car but we didn't realize that we couldn't bring are family dog with us over the border. This little underlying technicality cost us big in Time and Money. While the plan seamed perfect of paper the reality was much different.

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