adolescent stream


Definition of adolescent stream

: a stream in transition from the stage of youth to that of maturity in the erosion cycle characterized by a smoothly graded course without waterfalls or rapids and with only a very narrow valley flat

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First Known Use of adolescent stream

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Adolescent stream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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