AskDefine | Define fluvial

Dictionary Definition

fluvial adj : of or relating to or happening in a river; "fluvial deposits"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From fluviālis "of a river".

Adjective

  1. Of, pertaining to, inhabiting, or produced by the action of a river or stream

Synonyms

French

Etymology

From fluviālis "of a river".

Adjective

  1. fluvial (of rivers)

Related terms

Spanish

Etymology

From fluviālis "of a river".

Adjective

  1. fluvial (of rivers)

Extensive Definition

The word fluvial is used in geography and earth science to refer to all topics related to flowing water. Fluvial usually refers to rivers, streams and sometimes through flow, overland flow and percolation. Fluvial may also refer to glaciers and oceans, though these are usually known as glacial, oceanic and coastal.
Common applications are fluvial processes and fluvial landforms.

Fluvial processes

it is also related to multistory deposits
(See landform for complete list.)
fluvial in Arabic: غرين
fluvial in German: Fluvial
fluvial in Dutch: Fluvial
fluvial in Polish: Procesy fluwialne
fluvial in Portuguese: Fluvial
fluvial in Chinese: 河流作用
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