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evapotranspiration

[ih-vap-oh-tran-spuh-rey-shuh n] /ɪˌvæp oʊˌtræn spəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun, Meteorology
1.
the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants.
2.
Also called flyoff, water loss. the total volume transferred by this process.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; evapo(ration) + transpiration
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Examples from the web for evapotranspiration
  • Cutting down trees leads to a reduction in evapotranspiration, which results in less downwind precipitation.
  • Many times, more water evaporates than falls in a process known as evapotranspiration.
  • Through evapotranspiration the atmosphere and plants help to purify water.
British Dictionary definitions for evapotranspiration

evapotranspiration

/ɪˌvæpəʊˌtrænspəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the return of water vapour to the atmosphere by evaporation from land and water surfaces and by the transpiration of vegetation
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