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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

fluvial

adjective
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ In the light of this, the way forward in climatic geomorphology, already recognized in studies of fluvial catchments, becomes evident.
▪ Karst landforms related more specifically to fluvial activity are discussed in Chapter 9.
▪ The ramparts, with their mural towers, enclose a rectangular town which was built to house both maritime and fluvial ports.
▪ Until this occurs, there can be few spectacular advances such as those achieved recently in fluvial and slope geomorphology.
Wikipedia

Fluvial

Fluvial is a term used in geography and geology to refer to the processes associated with rivers and streams and the deposits and landforms created by them. When the stream or rivers are associated with glaciers, ice sheets, or ice caps, the term glaciofluvial or fluvioglacial is used.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fluvial

Fluvial \Flu"vi*al\, a. [L. fluvialis, from fluvius river, fr. fluere to flow: cf.F. fluvial. See Fluent.] Belonging to rivers; growing or living in streams or ponds; as, a fluvial plant.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fluvial

"pertaining to a river," late 14c., from Latin fluvialis "of a river," from fluvius "a river, stream, running water," related to fluere "to flow" (see flow (v.)).

Wiktionary

fluvial

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

WordNet

fluvial

adj. of or relating to or happening in a river; "fluvial deposits"

Usage examples of "fluvial".

Now she pondered the significance of color changes, fluvial features, apparent layers of sediment.