sub·​aer·​i·​al ˌsəb-ˈer-ē-əl How to pronounce subaerial (audio)
: situated, formed, or occurring on or immediately adjacent to the surface of the earth
subaerial erosion
subaerial roots
ˌsəb-ˈer-ē-ə-lē How to pronounce subaerial (audio)

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Recent Examples on the Web Submarine areas under US control out to the 200 mile limit are equal to the subaerial land area of this great nation, and yet the seabed resources have yet to be explored and inventoried. Brian Romans, WIRED, 8 Oct. 2009

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subaerial was in 1726

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“Subaerial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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