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1. Of, relating to, or inhabiting a river or stream.
2. Produced by the action of a river or stream.

[Middle English, from Latin fluviālis, from fluvius, river, from fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈfluːvɪəl) or


(Physical Geography) of, relating to, or occurring in a river: fluvial deposits.
[C14: from Latin fluviālis, from fluvius river, from fluere to flow]


(ˈflu vi əl)

1. of or pertaining to a river.
2. produced by or found in a river.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fluviālis, derivative of fluvi(us) river]
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Adj.1.fluvial - of or relating to or happening in a river; "fluvial deposits"


[ˈfluːvɪəl] ADJfluvial


adjin Flüssen, fluvial (spec); fluvial waterFlusswasser nt
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Il a declare que le Soudan apprecie les positions du Koweit a l'appui du Soudan assurant la creation des partenariats economiques et d'investissement en particuliere dans le domaine du transport fluvial, les communications et l'industrie du sucre.
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