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water system

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noun
  1. a river and all its branches.
  2. a system of supplying water, as throughout a metropolitan area.
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Origin of water system

First recorded in 1825–35
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Related Words

waterworks

Examples from the Web for water system

Historical Examples

  • The water-system of the south-western feeders of the Ganges is more complex.

    The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • The water-system in question forms the centre of the great Athabaskan area—the centre, but not the whole.

  • No great family has its distribution so closely coincident with a water-system as the one in question.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

  • When it was planned to furnish a water-system for the city of Tunis, all that had to be done was to repair a Roman aqueduct.

  • It is the great southern artery of a water-system that lies almost wholly beyond the jurisdiction of the United States.

    The Seat of Empire

    Charles Carleton Coffin


British Dictionary definitions for water system

water system

noun
  1. a river and all its tributaries
  2. a system for supplying water to a community
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