aridity

  • 1 Aridity — A*rid i*ty, n.; pl. {Aridities}. [L. ariditas, fr. aridus.] 1. The state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual drought.… …

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  • 2 aridity — (n.) 1590s, from M.Fr. aridité or directly from L. ariditatem (nom. ariditas) dryness, from aridus (see ARID (Cf. arid)). The Latin word was used figuratively of unadorned styles as well as stingy men …

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  • 3 aridity — arid ► ADJECTIVE 1) very dry; having little or no rain. 2) uninteresting; unsatisfying. DERIVATIVES aridity noun aridly adverb aridness noun. ORIGIN Latin aridus, from arere be dry or parched …

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  • 4 aridity — noun see arid …

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  • 5 aridity — See arid. * * * …

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  • 6 aridity — noun A long term lack of rainfall or moisture …

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  • 7 aridity — a·rid·i·ty || æ rɪdÉ™tɪ n. dryness; barrenness …

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  • 8 aridity — n. 1. Dryness, aridness, parchedness, siccity, want of moisture, sterility, barrenness, unfertility. 2. Dryness, want of interest, dulness, pointlessness, jejuneness, unsuggestiveness, barrenness, infecundity, sterility. 3. Dulness, insensibility …

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  • 9 aridity — n 1. aridness, parchedness, extreme dryness, dehydration, evaporation, desiccation; torridity, torridness. 2. barrenness, unproductivity, unproductiveness, sterility, sterileness; infertility, infertileness, unfertili ty, unfruitfulness,… …

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  • 10 aridity — arid·i·ty …

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  • 11 aridity — See: arid …

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  • 12 aridity —  Бесплодность …

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  • 13 aridity — noun 1. the quality of yielding nothing of value (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑fruitlessness, ↑barrenness • Ant: ↑fruitfulness (for: ↑fruitlessness) • …

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  • 14 Aridity index — An aridity index (AI) is a numerical indicator of the degree of dryness of the climate at a given location. A number of aridity indices have been proposed (see below); these indicators serve to identify, locate or delimit regions that suffer from …

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  • 15 aridity index — a number indicating how much more precipitation could be lost by evapotranspiration if it were available than is actually lost at a given location. * * * …

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  • 16 aridity index — a number indicating how much more precipitation could be lost by evapotranspiration if it were available than is actually lost at a given location …

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  • 17 Aridities — Aridity A*rid i*ty, n.; pl. {Aridities}. [L. ariditas, fr. aridus.] 1. The state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 arid — aridity /euh rid i tee/, aridness, n. aridly, adv. /ar id/, adj. 1. being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate. 2. barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture: arid farmland. 3. lacking interest or… …

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  • 19 Arid — For the Belgian rock band, see Arid (band). A region is said to be arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or even preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. As a result,… …

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  • 20 Flora of Australia — For the series of monographs, see Flora of Australia (series). Australian plants redirects here. For the magazine, see Australian Plants. Part of a series on Wildlife of …

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