Definition of evapotranspiration
: loss of water from the soil both by evaporation and by transpiration from the plants growing thereon
Recent Examples of evapotranspiration from the Web
For example, the most advanced irrigation systems receive signals from local weather stations calculating evapotranspiration (the amount of water lost to the atmosphere) by monitoring temperature, solar radiation, humidity and wind velocity.
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Origin and Etymology of evapotranspiration
evaporation + transpiration
First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
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