Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a river delta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or like, a delta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or like a delta.
  • Having or forming a delta.

Etymologies

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delta +‎ -ic

Examples

  • At times, reefs are identified by additional terms such as deltaic, cuspate, and reticulate.

    Coral reef

  • Thanks to the leveeing of the Mississippi River, the normal deltaic cycle of spring flooding and silt deposition abruptly ended in the 19th century, and the entire region began to sink and erode.

    John McQuaid: The Oil Spill: Another Louisiana Tragedy

  • In any case, we also wouldn't mind flying off with the Schwerbelastungskörper and dumping it into some deltaic expanse.

    Heavy Load-Exerting Concrete Body and Other Structural Near-Analogues

  • The biologists concluded that salmon, steelhead, green sturgeon, and killer whales all would be at risk unless the amount of water that remains in the rivers and deltaic systems is increased -- which means less diversion for irrigation.

    Carl Pope: Wild America Creeps Back

  • Decreased frequency and intensity of physical disturbances will result in decreased species richness and biodiversity in riverine, deltaic, and riparian habitats.

    Key findings, science gaps, and recommendations for freshwater ecosystems in the ACIA

  • Quaternary-age deltaic sands, silts, and clays underlie much of the Northern Humid Gulf Coastal Prairies on this gently sloping coastal plain.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Losses of thermokarst lakes within lowlying deltaic areas are also likely to result from rising sea levels.

    Effects of climate change on general hydro-ecology in the Arctic

  • It contains the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and is composed of deltaic sands and gravels deposited by Pleistocene floods.

    Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)

  • The mangroves of the Sundarbans are unique when compared to non-deltaic coastal mangrove forest.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • The Sundarbans (21°30 '- 22°30'N, 89°12'-90°18'E) are a World Heritage Site which consists of three wildlife sanctuaries (Sundarbans West, East and South) lying on disjunct deltaic islands in the Sundarbans Forest Division of Khulna District, close to the border with India and just west of the main outflow of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

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