c horizon

c ho·ri·zon
C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see huh-rahy-zuh n]
    • /si həˈraɪ zən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see huh-rahy-zuh n]
    • /si həˈraɪ zən/

Definitions of c horizon words

  • noun c horizon the layer of a soil profile immediately below the B horizon and above the bedrock, composed of weathered rock little affected by soil-forming processes 3
  • noun c horizon the third soil zone, consisting of material essentially unaltered by weathering, solution, or the action of plant roots 3
  • noun c horizon the layer in a soil profile below the B horizon and immediately above the bedrock, consisting chiefly of weathered, partially decomposed rock. 1

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Origin of c horizon

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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c horizon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% 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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