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The stratum or strata below the earth's surface.as modifier ‘the subsurface layer’
- ‘Strong, continuous stratal reflections characterize the shallow subsurface on the upper and middle shelf.’
- ‘Also, in some areas (rift valleys) they receive hydrothermal magmatic waters from the subsurface.’
- ‘It seeps through the earth to a subsurface water table, which flows horizontally to a stream bank.’
- ‘It has been estimated that half the biomass of life on the Earth resides in the subsurface doing things other than photosynthesis.’
- ‘Ground penetrating radar provides an image of the subsurface showing the internal structure of dunes.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.