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raindrop

[reyn-drop] /ˈreɪnˌdrɒp/
noun
1.
a drop of rain.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English rein-drop(e); Old English regndropa; see rain, drop
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Examples from the web for raindrop
  • When sunlight hits a raindrop, some photons glance off the surface.
  • Therefore, as a first estimate, the bullet is probably on the same order of magnitude as a raindrop.
  • If the raindrop is not present, follow the steps below.
  • raindrop impact on some types of newly cultivated soils can cause the formation of surface seals and crusts.
  • When a raindrop falls upon the ocean's surface, it creates a pulse of sound within the ocean.
  • raindrop traces the flow of water from the user's home location to a downstream watershed location.
Word Origin and History for raindrop
n.

Old English rendropa; see rain (n.) + drop (n.).

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