water parting
Divide Di*vide", n. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; also called {watershed} and {water parting}. A divide on either side of which the waters drain into two different oceans is called a {continental divide}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Water parting — (Phys. Geog.) A summit from the opposite sides of which rain waters flow to different streams; a line separating the drainage districts of two streams or coasts; a divide; a watershed. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water parting — n. WATERSHED (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • water parting — Watershed Wa ter*shed , n. [Cf. G. wasserscheide; wasser water + scheide a place where two things separate, fr. scheiden to separate.] [1913 Webster] 1. The whole region or extent of country which contributes to the supply of a river or lake.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water parting — vandenskyra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Dviejų upių baseinų arba dviejų jūrų, vandenynų baseinų riba. atitikmenys: angl. divide; drainage divide; water parting; watershed vok. Wasserscheide, f rus. водораздел, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • water parting — noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems • Syn: ↑watershed, ↑divide • Derivationally related forms: ↑divide (for: ↑divide) • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-parting — waˈter parting noun A watershed or divide • • • Main Entry: ↑water …   Useful english dictionary

  • water parting — noun Date: 1859 divide 2a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water parting — a boundary line separating the drainages areas of two streams …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • water parting — a watershed or divide. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • water parting — reaching a time when a decision must be made …   English contemporary dictionary

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