American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated in an area beneath a surface, especially the surface of the earth or of a body of water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or occurring below the surface.
- n. A three-dimensional continuum in a space of five dimensions.
- n. Something that is below the layer that is on the surface.
- n. countable, mathematics A surface which is a submanifold of another surface.
- adj. below the surface
- adj. beneath the surface
- sub- + surface (Wiktionary)
“I can see how a trip to Mars could stimulate us to push spaceflight tech but having spent a tremendous amount of dough getting to Mars and having established that there was and possibly is water on Mars and maybe even microorganisms in subsurface seas, what then?”
“Among their early findings: a surprising amount of water moves rapidly through fractures in subsurface bedrock during high-intensity storms, playing a greater role in raising pore pressure than had been thought and creating "hot spots" that can fail.”
“The cold, lightless and energy-poor conditions under the seafloor provide a promising research analog for the harsh conditions in subsurface Martian soil or near hydrothermal vents on Europa, Jupiter’s second moon.”
“This is called subsurface return flow or interflow.”
“Water that infiltrates the soil is called subsurface water, but not all of it becomes groundwater for the following reasons:”
“Dental fluorosis has been described as a subsurface enamel hypomineralization, with porosity of the tooth positively correlated with the degree of fluorosis. 22 It is characterized by diffuse opacities and under-mineralized enamel.”
“Of greater concern is that the oil can flow out into the surrounding rocks the way the mud did during the failed Top Kill procedure, forming what is called a subsurface blowout.”
“Geothermal power utilizes the near constant temperature of the earth's subsurface, which is about 54 degrees, instead of using boilers to heat large volumes of very cold water by burning fossil fuels.”
“It was a convulsing mask, twitching and grimacing as it was stretched to the breaking point by some kind of subsurface conflict.”
“Brines trapped in the Earth’s crust (called subsurface brines) are the major source material for lithium carbonate.”
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