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aboveground

[uh-buhv-ground] /əˈbʌvˌgraʊnd/
adjective
1.
situated on or above the ground.
2.
not secret or hidden; in the open:
the aboveground activities of the country's left-wing faction.
Origin of aboveground
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; above + ground1
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