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water table

n.
1. The level below which the ground is completely saturated with water. Also called water level.
2. A projecting ledge, molding, or stringcourse along the side of a building, designed to throw off rainwater.
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water table

n
1. (Geological Science) the surface of the water-saturated part of the ground, usually following approximately the contours of the overlying land surface
2. (Architecture) an offset or string course that has a moulding designed to throw rainwater clear of the wall below
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wa′ter ta`ble

or wa′ter•ta`ble,


n.
1. the planar, underground surface beneath which earth materials, as soil or rock, are saturated with water.
2. a projecting stringcourse or similar structural member placed so as to divert rainwater from a building.
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water table

The level at which the ground beneath the surface is saturated with water. The water table usually rises after heavy rainfall and the melting of snow and falls during drier periods.
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water table

The upper surface of rock saturated by ground water. Wet and dry weather make the table rise and fall.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water table - underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with waterwater table - underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water; "spring rains had raised the water table"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
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Translations

water table

nlivello idrostatico
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'The key to the stability of these structures lies in the proper control of the seepage and in particular the "phreatic surface", which is the upper limit of water flowing through the dam,' explains Durve.
When a phreatic surface of the partially submerged zone is defined, the porewater pressures are calculated for the steady state seepage condition by drawing a flow net (Figure 3).
** Elevation of the water table (phreatic surface); and
Groundwater can be made either by capillary flow from the phreatic surface or from an aquifers.
Dupuit [6] based his assumptions on the observation that, in most groundwater flows, the slope of the phreatic surface is very small.