of or relating to a river: a meandering fluvial contour.
produced by or found in a river: fluvial plants.
- trans·flu·vi·al, adjective
- un·flu·vi·al, adjective
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How to use fluvial in a sentence
At various points tributary gorges, the graves of fluvial gods who had perished long ago, opened into the main cañon.Overland | John William De Forest
On the large fluvial highways stately junks laden deep with cargo pass backwards and forwards in unending procession.Life and sport in China | Oliver G. Ready
There are two fountains upon the Place, dedicated, one to Maritime, the other to fluvial navigation.Paris: With Pen and Pencil | David W. Bartlett
The tide runs rapidly on the Hugli, and produces a remarkable example of the fluvial phenomenon known as a “bore.”
Y ver muchos ms, porque en Colombia el trfico terrestre est bien combinado con el fluvial.Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader | Ernesto Nelson
British Dictionary definitions for fluvial
of, relating to, or occurring in a river: fluvial deposits
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Scientific definitions for fluvial
Relating to or inhabiting a river or stream.
Produced by the action of a river or stream.
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