flood plain
floodplain

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • flood plain — flood′ plain or flood′plain n. geo a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • flood plain — flood plains also floodplain N COUNT A flood plain is a flat area on the edge of a river, where the ground consists of soil, sand, and rock left by the river when it floods …   English dictionary

  • flood plain — n. a plain that borders a river, formed from sediment deposited by floods: also written floodplain …   English World dictionary

  • flood plain — n the large area of flat land on either side of a river that is sometimes covered with water when the river becomes too full …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flood plain — flood ,plain noun count a flat area of land near a river that often floods when the water level rises …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flood plain — ► NOUN ▪ an area of low lying ground adjacent to a river that is subject to flooding …   English terms dictionary

  • flood plain — noun a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding • Syn: ↑floodplain • Hypernyms: ↑plain, ↑field, ↑champaign * * * a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flood plain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flood plain : singular flood plain plural flood plains a flat area of land near a river that often floods when the water level rises …   English dictionary

  • flood plain — salpa statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Iš upės sąnašų – aliuvio – susidariusi apatinė upės slėnio terasa, reguliariai apsemiama pakilusio vandens. atitikmenys: angl. backwater; creek; flood plain vok. Fluβauen, f;… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flood-plain — lanka statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Per pavasario potvynius apsemiama paupio pieva. atitikmenys: angl. bottom land; flood plain; river flat vok. überschwemmte Flußniederung, f; March, f; Marschland, n; Wiese, f rus. пойма …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flood plain —    The nearly level plain that borders a stream and is subject to inundation under flood stage conditions unless protected artificially. It is usually a constructional landform built of sediment deposited during overflow and lateral migration of… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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