above·​ground | \ ə-ˈbəv-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce aboveground (audio) \

Definition of aboveground

1 : located or occurring on or above the surface of the ground
2 : existing, produced, or published by or within the establishment aboveground movies

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Other Words from aboveground

aboveground adverb

Examples of aboveground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wind picked up her aboveground pool and slammed it against her house. New York Times, "Zeta Knocks Out Power to 2 Million," 29 Oct. 2020 The combination of Watchman’s progress and this novel aboveground detection have helped kindle interest among officials who’d like to potentially put the technology to more than prototype, navel-gazing use. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "Neutrino Detectors Could Be Used to Spot Nuclear Rogues," 6 Oct. 2020 Americans who sought to cool off in an aboveground pool were out of luck this summer. Washington Post, "What do yarn, RVs, exercise gear and snowshoes share? They all could be hot winter buys.," 5 Oct. 2020 Built in 1991, this four-bedroom, two-bath house has 2,038 square feet and features three bedrooms on the upper level, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, double kitchen ovens, full finished basement, fenced yard and aboveground pool. Star Tribune, "Home listings: What $335,000 buys in the Twin Cities area," 11 Sep. 2020 Once the snow is gone, a zombie fire can once again ignite aboveground vegetation. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "‘Zombie Fires’ May Have Sparked Record High Carbon Emissions in the Arctic," 9 Sep. 2020 Klanica and his colleagues also found evidence of an ancient groundwater drainage system in the limestone, suggesting a new, aboveground origin for the abyss. Charlotte Hartley, Science | AAAS, "The world’s deepest freshwater cave just got a whole lot deeper," 31 Aug. 2020 The good news, Chalhoub said, is that damage from an aboveground blast should not be as severe as that from a serious earthquake. Washington Post, "Beirut needs billions of dollars it doesn’t have to rebuild after massive blast," 21 Aug. 2020 Auditors also documented problems with the divisions of Air Quality, Water Quality, and Waste Management and Radiation Control, and with how aboveground storage tanks are certain landfills are regulated. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How did a dead raccoon wind up in Magna’s drinking water?," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of aboveground

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Nov 2020

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“Aboveground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aboveground. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aboveground

US : located or occurring above the ground

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