adjective Date: 1833 situated, formed, or occurring on or immediately adjacent to the surface of the earth <
subaerial erosion
subaerial roots
subaerially adverb

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  • Subaerial — Sub a*[ e] ri*al, a. Beneath the sky; in the open air; specifically (Geol.), taking place on the earth s surface, as opposed to subaqueous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subaerial — The term subaerial , mainly used in geology, describes events or structures located at the Earth s surface, under the air . This is to be contrasted with submarine events or structures, those located under the sea. A subaerial eruption of a… …   Wikipedia

  • subaerial — subaerially, adv. /sub air ee euhl, ay ear ee euhl/, adj. located or occurring on the surface of the earth. [1825 35; SUB + AERIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • subaerial — adjective Located or occurring at the Earths surface, especially on land …   Wiktionary

  • subaerial —    (adjective)    Said of conditions and processes, such as erosion, that exist or operate in the open air on or immediately adjacent to the land surface; or of features and materials, such as eolian deposits, that are formed or situated on the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • subaerial — adjective Geology existing, occurring, or formed in the open air or on the earth s surface, not under water or underground. Derivatives subaerially adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • subaerial — sub·aerial …   English syllables

  • subaerial — sub•aer•i•al [[t]sʌbˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl[/t]] adj. cvb geo located or occurring on the surface of the earth • Etymology: 1825–35 sub•aer′i•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • subaerial — /sʌbˈɛəriəl/ (say sub airreeuhl) adjective Geology located or happening on the earth s surface. Compare marine (def. 6). {sub + aerial} …  

  • subaerial —   a. in open air; on surface of ground …   Dictionary of difficult words

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