Also found in: Thesaurus.


Situated or occurring below the surface of the ground: belowground telephone cables.

be·low′ground′ adv.




situated beneath the surface of the earth; subterranean.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.belowground - under the level of the groundbelowground - under the level of the ground; "belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns"
subsurface - beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon"
2.belowground - underneath the groundbelowground - underneath the ground; "most of his friends are now belowground"
buried, inhumed, interred - placed in a grave; "the hastily buried corpses"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
March 24, 25 * April 20-22, 29 Planting belowground crops: March 5-7, 15, 16 * April 2, 3, 12, 13 Setting eggs: March 3, 4, 30, 31
from funding it will receive from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to cover the cost of the belowground construction needed to support the above-ground PAC facility.
The ISO program lets insurers offer coverages and deductibles with options to include additional living expenses; other structures on the property such as detached garages, fences, and pools; and damage to personal property in a belowground area.
Individual-based interspecific competition significantly affected aboveground mass, belowground mass and biomass of native A.
The ability to predict the soil C balance depends on reliable estimates of net above and belowground biomass, and the proportion of biomass that is returned to the soil.
Based on these parameters, either a partial disposal or full disposal separator disposal separator can be chosen with options for belowground or free-standing models.
Logistical and economic limitations prevented us from taking morphometric measurements of all plants and from identifying belowground invertebrates that would enable a complete description of the seagrass beds (e.
The InVEST module uses land cover maps and data on stocks in four carbon pools (aboveground biomass, belowground biomass, soil, and dead organic matter) to estimate the amount of carbon currently stored in a landscape.
In their article, "Undergraduate Learning from the Ground Up: Linking Belowground and Aboveground Diversity in Costa Rica," Daniela Shebitz (Kean University), William Eaton (Pace University), and Juyoung Ha (Kean University) discuss an undergraduate research program funded by the National Science Foundation that benefited students and a rural Costa Rican community.
After examining above- and belowground instances of contamination, the report found that fracking processes can contaminate drinking water.
The team then injected the mixture 400 to 800 meters belowground into basaltic rock.