One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or found in a river.‘fluvial processes’‘fluvial deposits’
- ‘The first cycle initiated in the early Paleocene and represents a transition from Cretaceous marine turbidites and shales to subaerial fluvial sandstones and conglomerates.’
- ‘Glacial, periglacial, fluvial, and mass-movement processes dominate in mountain environments.’
- ‘It has been suggested that fluvial and lacustrine source rocks were locally deposited in grabens created along the transtensional edges of these rotating microcontinental blocks.’
- ‘These units are conformably overlain by fluvial and lacustrine volcaniclastic deposits, tuffs and hyaloclastites.’
- ‘As the basin filled, or the rate of subsidence relative to the influx of material lessened, subaerial fluvial deposits were emplaced.’
Middle English: from Latin fluvialis, from fluvius ‘river’, from fluere ‘to flow’.
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