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[uh-buhv-ground] /əˈbʌvˌgraʊnd/
situated on or above the ground.
not secret or hidden; in the open:
the aboveground activities of the country's left-wing faction.
Origin of aboveground
1875-80; above + ground1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In all its major cemeteries, the clients lie aboveground.
  • People all over the country have aboveground swimming pools in their yards, so water's not a foreign concept.
  • Some planned makeshift aboveground sanctuaries made of plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • After mating, fungi often produce aboveground structures such as mushrooms and toadstools, loaded with up to a trillion spores.
  • aboveground, the air buzzed with mosquitoes and enemy ordnance.
  • The plane slowed and leveled out about a mile aboveground.
  • The city has aboveground rail lines and a vestigial subway system, but hardly anyone rides them.
  • He lists several proposed improvements: an aboveground rail corridor, new bus routes, and parking lots.
  • The second, aboveground chamber was called the queen's chamber by early explorers.
  • Most quarries are aboveground, so workers don't have to lift heavy rocks quite as far.

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