hydro sphere

hydrosphere

[hahy-druh-sfeer]
noun
the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe, including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere.

Origin:
1885–90; hydro-1 + -sphere

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hydrosphere (ˈhaɪdrəˌsfɪə)
 
n
the watery part of the earth's surface, including oceans, lakes, water vapour in the atmosphere, etc
 
hydro'spheric
 
adj

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hydrosphere  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (hī'drə-sfîr')  Pronunciation Key 
All of the Earth's water, including surface water (water in oceans, lakes, and rivers), groundwater (water in soil and beneath the Earth's surface), snowcover, ice, and water in the atmosphere, including water vapor. Compare asthenosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere.

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