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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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A N'gokro, village situe dans la sous-prefecture d'Oghlwapo et distante de 26 km d'Alepe, et enclave, le transport fluvial se positionne comme l'une des activites les plus rentables.
Activities include a fluvial procession, dragon boat race, horse show, travel fair and street parade.
Activities include the traditional street dancing, civic and fluvial parade, and the religious procession.
The consequences of reductions in fluvial sediment delivery to deltas provide a clear rational for reducing these impacts.
Contract award notice: Civil engineering works, Fluvial and masonry works on the works and grounds of the canals, The works of art and the floating archipelago on the seine of the city of paris in 2 geographical lots (france-paris: Masonry work)
There's also the fluvial parade along the Iloilo River and the "sadsad", where Santo Nino devotees chant and dance outside the San Jose Church.
Portanto, a vazao fluvial e resultante de toda a agua captada pela bacia hidrografica proveniente da precipitacao pluviometrica.
The lithofacies assemblages show deposition in a fluvial dominated delta that was rapidly prograding on a carbonate shelf.
Os transportes fluvial e lacustre sao denominados transporte hidroviario interior ou navegacao interior, que e realizada em percurso nacional ou internacional em hidrovias interiores do continente--rios, lagos, canais, lagoas, baias, angras, enseadas e areas maritimas consideradas abrigadas (CAMPOS NETO et al., 2014; MARINHA DO BRASIL, 2005).
Militant groups under the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and Kalikasan-People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) on Tuesday launched a fluvial protest along Manila Bay to denounce the massive land-reclamation projects in the area being pushed under the Duterte administration.
By blurring out small-scale features, the team determined how often fluvial features "conformed" to the underlying topography.
(https://gsw.silverchair-cdn.com/gsw/Content_public/Journal/gsabulletin/PAP/10.1130_B31567.1/1/B31567.pdf?Expires=1505916679&Signature=Jw7Ahr3vSRbuW7v~WZwrLe0qrXCLpHUVZR2xwo2NLoD68mn6RHVRjS~W4CZ~yrmX82ytTb~Pg5sZp06RjVSty2oYkkQuxqd0znkmuWqvyRLvETV2~FXkVoquDzSVR1RyvgFG-H4fnTMPdeXxutxodFKAHKxUlLbOcMWWgdMG-nJNnUhc085h6JD9qwT-hLYnJZx-we94ITzZgOzcRcXnUHf04c2aJLPJ-90k69XXmqFs5WptEHyViDL5-EM8ug2p1yqutGL7Z~Ebc9MP5yebtNf4cUxxnI8BgsZoFufFbSJWQN6~Ns0JZYe5DwcBV0YmBYTEJlxvXYmCCNqk8OL-Xg__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIUCZBIA4LVPAVW3Q) They identified fluvial deposit stacking patterns .