Definition of Hydrosphere

1. Noun. The watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor.

Generic synonyms: Layer
Terms within: Body Of Water, Water, Briny, Main, Ocean, Sea
Group relationships: Earth, Globe, World



Definition of Hydrosphere

1. n. The aqueous vapor of the entire atmosphere.

Definition of Hydrosphere

1. Noun. All the waters of the Earth, as distinguished from the land and the gases of the atmosphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydrosphere

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Medical Definition of Hydrosphere

1. This is the broad name for the water above, on or in the earth's crust, including oceans, seas, lakes, ground water, and atmospheric moisture. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrosphere

hydroski
hydroskimming
hydroskis
hydrosol
hydrosolic
hydrosols
hydrosolubilities
hydrosolubility
hydrosoluble
hydrosoma
hydrosome
hydrosorbic
hydrosorbic acid
hydrospace
hydrospaces
hydrosphere (current term)
hydrospheres
hydrospheric
hydrosphygmograph
hydrostannane
hydrostannanes
hydrostannation
hydrostat
hydrostatic
hydrostatic dilator
hydrostatic equilibrium
hydrostatic head
hydrostatic paradox
hydrostatic pressure
hydrostatic pressure relief system

Literary usage of Hydrosphere

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1. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"Besides the ocean, the hydrosphere includes all the water which ... The water of the earth becomes a hydrosphere only when the ground water is considered. ..."

2. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"Effects on the constitution of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. ... The atmosphere and hydrosphere in the Mississippian and Carboniferous periods. ..."

3. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"Effects on the constitution of the atmosphere and hydrosphere.—It seems clear that if the contact of the atmosphere with rocks upon which it acts chemically ..."

4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"Effects on the constitution of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. ... The atmosphere and hydrosphere in the Mississippian and Carboniferous periods. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The hydrosphere, including the waters of the oceans, lakes, rivers and underground- circulation, constitutes a second but only partial envelope surrounding ..."

6. Elementary Meteorology by William Morris Davis (1894)
"The geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. The great mass of the earth, solid at least in its outer crust, is for the most part bathed in an ocean of water ..."

7. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"I.—Tlie Envelopes—Atmosphere and hydrosphere. It is certain that the present gaseous and liquid envelopes of the planet form only a portion of the original ..."

8. College Physiography by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin (1914)
"THE hydrosphere CHAPTER XIX THE OCEAN OCEANOGRAPHY AS A SCIENCE The Content of Oceanography. — The scientific study of the oceans is known as Oceanography. ..."

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