noun see semiarid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • semiaridity — See semiarid. * * * …   Universalium

  • semiaridity — noun The quality of being semiarid …   Wiktionary

  • semiarid — semiaridity /sem ee euh rid i tee, sem uy /, n. /sem ee ar id, sem uy /, adj. (of a region, land, etc.) characterized by very little annual rainfall, usually from 10 to 20 in. (25 to 50 cm): the struggle to raise vegetables in semiarid regions.… …   Universalium

  • semiarid — adjective Date: 1880 characterized by light rainfall; especially having from about 10 to 20 inches (25 to 51 centimeters) of annual precipitation • semiaridity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …   Universalium

  • semiarid — adjective somewhat arid a semiarid region with little annual rainfall • Similar to: ↑dry * * * “+ adjective Etymology: semi + arid : characterized by light rainfall and high evaporation, the growth of short grasses, and dry farming of limited… …   Useful english dictionary

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