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subaerial

[suhb-air-ee-uh l, -ey-eer-ee-uh l]
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adjective
  1. located or occurring on the surface of the earth.

Origin of subaerial

First recorded in 1825–35; sub- + aerial
Related formssub·aer·i·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for subaerial

Historical Examples

  • Some kaolins appear to have been formed by weathering and others by subaerial action.

    The Natural History of Clay

    Alfred B. Searle

  • Since the goal of all material transported by running water is the sea, subaerial erosion means degradation of the surface.

  • The Atlantic plain as a whole thus has three principal divisions: a submerged portion, a marsh portion, and a subaerial portion.

    North America

    Israel C. Russell

  • He entirely agreed with the doctrine of the subaerial degradation of the land and the erosion of valleys by running water.