hydrosphere

noun
hy·dro·sphere | \ˈhī-drō-ˌsfir \

Definition of hydrosphere 

: the aqueous vapor of the atmosphere broadly : the aqueous envelope of the earth including bodies of water and aqueous vapor in the atmosphere

Other Words from hydrosphere

hydrospheric \ˌhī-drə-ˈsfir-ik, -ˈsfer- \ adjective

First Known Use of hydrosphere

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrosphere

borrowed from German Hydrosphäre, from hydro- hydro- + -sphäre -sphere

Note: Hydrosphäre was introduced by the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess (1831-1914) in Die Entstehung der Alpen (Vienna, 1875), p. 158.

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