Definition of subsurface in English:

Share this entry

subsurface

Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌsərfəs/

noun

The stratum or strata below the earth’s surface.
Example sentences
  • Also, in some areas (rift valleys) they receive hydrothermal magmatic waters from the subsurface.
  • It seeps through the earth to a subsurface water table, which flows horizontally to a stream bank.
  • Ground penetrating radar provides an image of the subsurface showing the internal structure of dunes.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sub·sur·face

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.