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

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  • semiarid — SEMIARÍD, Ă, semiarizi, de, adj. (Despre ţinuturi) Aproape deşert. [pr.: mi a ] – Semi + arid. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  semiaríd adj. m. (sil. mi a ), pl. semiarízi; f. sg. semiarídă …   Dicționar Român

  • semiarid — also semi arid, 1898, from SEMI (Cf. semi ) + ARID (Cf. arid) …   Etymology dictionary

  • semiarid — [sem΄ēar′id] adj. characterized by little yearly rainfall and by the growth of short grasses and shrubs: said of a climate or region …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen wichtige Informationen. Du kannst Wikipedia helfen, indem du sie recherchierst und einfügst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • semiarid — adjective Somewhat arid, receiving little rainfall but more than an arid area would. Typically defined as 25 to 50 cm or 10 to 20 inches of rainfall annually …   Wiktionary

  • semiarid — se|mi|arid 〈Adj.〉 halbtrocken (von Gebieten) [<lat. semi „halb“ + arid] * * * se|mi|arid <Adj.> ↑ [arid] (Geogr.): überwiegend trocken: es Klima. * * * semi|arid,   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • semiarid — se|mi|a|rid 〈Adj.; Geogr.〉 halbtrocken (von Gebieten) [Etym.: <lat. semi »halb« + arid] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • semiarid — se|mi|arid: itteltrocken (von Gebieten mit einer jährlichen Niederschlagsmenge von 20 bis 400 Liter pro m2; Geogr.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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