the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe, including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere.
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How to use hydrosphere in a sentence
We all exist in the hydrosphere, all downstream from one another.Why Is Jacques Cousteau's Granddaughter Driving John McCain's Bus? | Lloyd Grove | April 22, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the heat of the interior increased, these gases transpired to the surface and formed the primitive atmosphere and hydrosphere.The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
The question of the origin of the Atlantic basin, like that of the other great divisions of the hydrosphere, is still unsettled.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrosphere
the watery part of the earth's surface, including oceans, lakes, water vapour in the atmosphere, etc
- hydrospheric, adjective
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Scientific definitions for hydrosphere
All of the Earth's water, including surface water (water in oceans, lakes, and rivers), groundwater (water in soil and beneath the Earth's surface), snowcover, ice, and water in the atmosphere, including water vapor. Compare asthenosphere atmosphere lithosphere.
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