Definition of Floodplain

1. Noun. A low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding.

Exact synonyms: Flood Plain
Generic synonyms: Champaign, Field, Plain

Definition of Floodplain

1. Noun. An alluvial plain that experiences occasional or periodic flooding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Floodplain

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Medical Definition of Floodplain

1. Relatively flat surfaces adjacent to active stream or river channels, formed by deposition of sediments during major floods. The floodplain may be covered by water during floods: 100-year floodplain: That area that would be covered by water during the 100-year flood event. Historic floodplain: An area larger than the 100-year floodplain. (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floodplain

flooder
flooders
floodgate
floodgates
floodhead
flooding
floodings
floodlight
floodlighted
floodlighting
floodlights
floodlike
floodlit
floodmark
floodmarks
floodplain (current term)
floodplains
floodproof
floodproofed
floodproofing
floodproofs
floods
floodtide
floodtides
floodwall
floodwalls
floodwater
floodwaters
floodway
floodways

Literary usage of Floodplain

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1. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"... low center polygons constituting the alas floodplain of the contemporary ... are overlapped by the deposits and facies of the polygonal alas floodplain. ..."

2. Elementary Physical Geography by Ralph Stockman Tarr (1895)
"Sometimes the broad floodplain is in part a delta, which has been left inland by the encroachment of the delta upon the sea. In the Mississippi valley, ..."

3. Country Acres: A Guide to Buying and Managing Rural Property by Lowell L. Klessig (1999)
"It applies to all land within 1000 feet of a lake, 300 feet of a navigable stream, and to the landward side of a floodplain. By law, each county must adopt ..."

4. Drainage Reclamation in Tennessee: First Papers by Tennessee State Geological Survey, George Hall Ashley (1910)
"4 Flood plain and terrace cla\s—The floodplain and terrace deposits are not generally used, but they have been worked for brick in a few places, ..."

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