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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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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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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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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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The upper surface of rock saturated by ground water. Wet and dry weather make the table rise and fall.
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|Noun||1.||water table - underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water; "spring rains had raised the water table"|
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