Fluvial vs Alluvial what difference

what is difference between Fluvial and Alluvial

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluviālis.

Adjective

fluvial (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, inhabiting, or produced by the action of a river or stream

Synonyms

  • (of a river): fluviatile, riverine

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • fluavil, vialful

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluviālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /flu.viˈal/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /flu.biˈal/

Adjective

fluvial (masculine and feminine plural fluvials)

  1. fluvial

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluviālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fly.vjal/
  • Homophones: fluviale, fluviales

Adjective

fluvial (feminine singular fluviale, masculine plural fluviaux, feminine plural fluviales)

  1. fluvial

Related terms

  • fleuve

Further reading

  • “fluvial” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Etymology

From Latin fluviālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fluˈvi̯aːl]
  • Hyphenation: flu‧vi‧al

Adjective

fluvial (not comparable)

  1. fluvial

Declension

Further reading

  • “fluvial” in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin fluvialis

Adjective

fluvial (masculine and feminine fluvial, neuter fluvialt, definite singular and plural fluviale)

  1. fluvial

References

  • “fluvial” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin fluvialis

Adjective

fluvial (masculine and feminine fluvial, neuter fluvialt, definite singular and plural fluviale)

  1. fluvial

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluviālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /flu.ˈvjaɫ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /flu.ˈvjaw/
  • Hyphenation: flu‧vi‧al

Adjective

fluvial m or f (plural fluviais, comparable)

  1. fluvial

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French fluvial, Latin fluviālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fluviˈal]

Adjective

fluvial m or n (feminine singular fluvială, masculine plural fluviali, feminine and neuter plural fluviale)

  1. fluvial

Declension

Related terms

  • fluviu (plural: fluvii)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluviālis.

Adjective

fluvial (plural fluviales)

  1. fluvial


English

Etymology

From Latin alluvius (alluvial), from alluviō (an overflowing, inundation), from alluō (wash against).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /əˈluː.vi.əl/

Adjective

alluvial (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the soil deposited by a stream.
    • 1992, Anna K. Behrensmeyer & Robert W. Hook, “Paleoenvironmental Contexts and Taphonomic Modes” in, Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time, page 35.
      Soils are a prominent feature of floodplain environments, and we include them in this section because most of the available information on ancient soils pertains to alluvial examples, aside from those in Quaternary-Recent time.

Synonyms

  • fluvial

Derived terms

  • alluvial fan
  • alluvially
  • alluvial plain

Translations

Noun

alluvial (plural alluvials)

  1. A deposition of sediment over a long period of time by a river; an alluvial layer.
  2. Alluvial soil; specifically, in Australia, gold-bearing alluvial soil.

Usage notes

  • The noun is normally used in the plural by engineers who recover valuable minerals from these layers.

Related terms

  • alluvium

Translations

See also

  • deltaic

French

Adjective

alluvial (feminine singular alluviale, masculine plural alluviaux, feminine plural alluviales)

  1. alluvial

Further reading

  • “alluvial” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Adjective

alluvial (not comparable)

  1. alluvial

Declension


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