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

hydrospheric

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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