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subsurface Line breaks: sub|sur¦face
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbsəːfɪs/

Definition of subsurface in English:


The stratum or strata below the earth’s surface: [as modifier]: the subsurface layer
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  • 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.

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