aboveground

[ uh-buhv-ground ]
/ əˈbʌvˌgraʊnd /

adjective

situated on or above the ground.
not secret or hidden; in the open: the aboveground activities of the country's left-wing faction.

Origin of aboveground

First recorded in 1875–80; above + ground1
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