Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or inhabiting a river or stream.
  • adjective Produced by the action of a river or stream.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to rivers: as, fluvial waters; fluvial navigation or fisheries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging to rivers; growing or living in streams or ponds.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, inhabiting, or produced by the action of a river or stream

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  • adjective of or relating to or happening in a river

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin fluviālis, from fluvius, river, from fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin fluviālis.

Examples

  • This second form, often called fluvial, occurs only in relatively larger river basins that contain a network of headwater spawning tributaries connected to larger riverine habitat, allowing bull trout to undertake movements of more than 100 miles 160 km as they search for prey.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • This second form, often called fluvial, occurs only in relatively larger river basins that contain a network of headwater spawning tributaries connected to larger riverine habitat, allowing bull trout to undertake movements of more than 100 miles 160 km as they search for prey.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • This second form, often called fluvial, occurs only in relatively larger river basins that contain a network of headwater spawning tributaries connected to larger riverine habitat, allowing bull trout to undertake movements of more than 100 miles 160 km as they search for prey.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • This second form, often called fluvial, occurs only in relatively larger river basins that contain a network of headwater spawning tributaries connected to larger riverine habitat, allowing bull trout to undertake movements of more than 100 miles 160 km as they search for prey.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Phenomena associated with flowing water are called fluvial processes.

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  • Phenomena associated with flowing water are called fluvial processes.

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  • Phenomena associated with flowing water are called fluvial processes.

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  • Phenomena associated with flowing water are called fluvial processes.

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  • Phenomena associated with flowing water are called fluvial processes.

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  • Phenomena associated with flowing water are called fluvial processes.

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  • of or pertaining to rivers and streams

    March 6, 2008