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areal

[ air-ee-uhl ]
/ ˈɛər i əl /
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adjective
of or relating to the extent of a bounded surface or two-dimensional space:The evaporation model was applied to surfaces of overgrown water having up to 15% areal plant cover.
of or relating to a particular geographical region:Heavy rainfall produced areal flooding in the county, leaving several dirt roads washed out and a few county roads closed.
of or relating to a particular field of study:Topical and areal strengths of the Anthropology department include cultural politics, economic anthropology, historical archaeology, and Latin American studies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM areal

ar·e·al·ly, adverb
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