situated on or above the ground.
not secret or hidden; in the open: the aboveground activities of the country's left-wing faction.

1875–80; above + ground1

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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.
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