water table

wa·ter ta·ble
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er tey-buh l]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈteɪ bəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er tey-buh l]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈteɪ bəl/

Definitions of water table words

  • noun water table the planar, underground surface beneath which earth materials, as soil or rock, are saturated with water. 1
  • noun water table Architecture. a projecting stringcourse or similar structural member placed so as to divert rain water from a building. 1
  • noun water table underground level: water beneath 1
  • countable noun water table The water table is the level below the surface of the ground where water can be found. 0
  • noun water table the surface of the water-saturated part of the ground, usually following approximately the contours of the overlying land surface 0
  • noun water table an offset or string course that has a moulding designed to throw rainwater clear of the wall below 0

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Origin of water table

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50

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Parts of speech for Water table


water table popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% 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.

water table usage trend in Literature

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