b horizon

b ho·ri·zon
B b


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bee huh-rahy-zuh n]
    • /bi həˈraɪ zən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bee huh-rahy-zuh n]
    • /bi həˈraɪ zən/

Definitions of b horizon words

  • noun b horizon the layer of a soil profile immediately below the A horizon, containing deposits of leached material 3
  • noun b horizon the second soil zone, in which material leached from the overlying zone is concentrated 3
  • noun b horizon the subsoil in a soil profile. 1

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Origin of b horizon

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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b horizon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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