water table


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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.

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

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.
[1400–50]

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.

water table

The upper surface of rock saturated by ground water. Wet and dry weather make the table rise and fall.
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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There is a serious threat to the depletion of water table which may ultimately lead to serious shortage of water for drinking in the study area.
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