Definition of Surficial

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or occurring on or near the earth's surface. "A surficial geologic deposit"

Partainyms: Surface
Derivative terms: Surface



Definition of Surficial

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the surface of something. ¹

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Definition of Surficial

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surficial

surfed
surfeit
surfeit water
surfeited
surfeiter
surfeiters
surfeiting
surfeits
surfel
surfels
surfer
surferish
surfers
surffish
surffishes
surficial (current term)
surfie
surfier
surfies
surfiest
surfing
surfings
surflike
surfman
surfmen
surform
surfperch
surfperches
surfrider
surfriders

Literary usage of Surficial

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1. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International by Building Research Advisory Board Staff, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1973)
"In general, permafrost seismic velocities in surficial materials increase ... In Canada, early experiments in the application of seismic to frozen surficial ..."

2. The Coastal Plain of North Carolina by William Bullock Clark, Benjamin LeRoy Miller (1912)
"The Lafayette and Pleistocene deposits, because of their lithologic similarity and because both exist as surficial coverings upon older formations, ..."

3. Results of Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse: Fiscal Year 1904-05 by Samuel Stinson Gannett (1905)
"The surficial deposits of the Kenai Peninsula may be divided into two general classes—deposits laid down in water, such as streams, lakes, or the sea, ..."

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