denudation

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de·nude

 (dĭ-no͞od′, -nyo͞od′)
tr.v. de·nud·ed, de·nud·ing, de·nudes
1. To divest of covering; make bare.
2. Geology To expose (rock strata) by erosion.

[Latin dēnūdāre : dē-, de- + nūdāre, to make bare (from nūdus, nude; see nogw- in Indo-European roots).]

de′nu·da′tion (dē′no͞o-dā′shən, -nyo͞o-, dĕn′yo͝o-) n.

denudation

The wearing away of the land surface by the sum of such processes as weathering and erosion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denudation - the removal of coveringdenudation - the removal of covering    
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
disforestation, deforestation - the removal of trees
cornhusking - the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
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den·u·da·tion

n. denudación, privación de la cubierta de una superficie de una manera traumática, sea por cirugía, trauma, o por un cambio patológico.
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Con base en criterios, tales como pendiente, tipo de litologia, vegetacion, suelo y morfodinamica, se reconocieron diferentes geoformas, dentro de las que se destacan las unidades (1) de origen denudational, (2) de laderas de acumulacion, (3) de alivio agradacional y (4) de origen estructural.
The relief is mainly represented by moderately steep hills and also steep slopes (between 5[degrees] and 25[degrees]) which, in those areas where the forests have been cut down in order to grow various crops, vines or fruit trees, are affected by denudational processes (superficial or torrential erosion and strata slides).
Alluvial plain represents the runoff zone while valley belongs to discharge zone, and the denudational hills constitute the infiltration area.
ZONING BASED ON DENUDATIONAL PROCESSES OF THE CRUZ RIVER WATERSHED, ESCAZU, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE SPATIAL MANAGEMENT