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a·bove·ground

 (ə-bŭv′ground′)
adj.
1. Situated or taking place on or above the surface of the ground: aboveground nuclear testing.
2. Operating or existing within the establishment; conventional: journalistic practices unacceptable to the aboveground press.

a·bove′ground′ adv.
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a•bove•ground

(əˈbʌvˌgraʊnd)

adj.
1. situated on or above the ground.
2. not secret, hidden; open.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aboveground - on or above the surface of the groundaboveground - on or above the surface of the ground; "aboveground nuclear testing"; "surface instruments for detecting oil deposits"; "surface transportation"
surface - on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
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