water table

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of water table

1 : a stringcourse or similar member when projecting so as to throw off water
2 : the upper limit of the portion of the ground wholly saturated with water

Examples of water table in a Sentence

  1. Heavy rainfall has caused the water table to rise.

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First Known Use of water table

15th century


WATER TABLE Defined for English Language Learners

water table

noun

Definition of water table for English Language Learners

  • : the highest underground level at which the rocks and soil in a particular area are completely wet with water


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