American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or situated on the bank of a river.
- In anatomy, of or pertaining to a ripa of the brain; marginal, as a part of the brain.
- n. One who dwells or owns property on the banks of a river.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the bank of a river.
- adj. of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream
- From Latin rīpārius ("relating to a riverbank") + -an. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin rīpārius, from rīpa, bank. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This land, often called a riparian buffer, can play a vital role in preventing nutrients that wash off fields and streets from reaching the rivers and coasts.”
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“Realising the importance of water to ensure productivity of the land, the colonial powers instituted the Water law in 1936, which gave Water rights to land owners - what was known as the riparian rights.”
“In the areas adjacent to the river, called the riparian zone, vegetation suffers because of infestation by alien plants.”
“Almost 75 percent of the watershed can be classified as riparian”
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“Survey groundwater geochemist Don Whittemore and geohydrologist Jim Butler, working with researchers from the University of Iowa and University of Colorado, will look for fluctuations in the river's stream flow and in soil moisture and groundwater levels in the area abutting the river known as the riparian zone.”
“The ecosystem approach can provide a framework for developing practices, such as riparian buffer systems, to both support biodiversity conservation, and assist in water management and purification.”
“Water rights are termed in law "riparian" rights, and land is riparian only when water flows over it or along its borders.”
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