Last modified on 18 February 2015, at 18:34

aboveground

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

above +‎ ground

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aboveground (comparative more aboveground, superlative most aboveground)

  1. Above the surface of the ground.
  2. (figuratively)  Above the surface.
    • 2012 March-April, Anna Lena Phillips, “Sneaky Silk Moths”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 172: 
      Last spring, the periodical cicadas emerged across eastern North America. Their vast numbers and short above-ground life spans inspired awe and irritation in humans—and made for good meals for birds and small mammals.
  3. Not dead and buried; alive.
  4. Existing, produced, or published by or within the establishment.

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NounEdit

aboveground (uncountable)

  1. The portion of society that is not underground.