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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A low area adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to excess watering covering the land.

Usage examples (38)
  • It's part of the little hills that you get on both sides of that floodplain, which is the Missouri Valley.
  • September 2, 2005 at 10: 24 am building on a floodplain is folly, and that’s exactly what New Orleans did.
  • "The floodplain is the top of the bank, so all of those walls are subject to going underwater and having extreme velocities," Clark said.
  • ‘building on a floodplain is folly, and that†™ s exactly what New Orleans did. for more
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