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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

having swift water

Usage examples (19)
  • Rivers and streams are characterized by flowing waters and are called lotic systems (as opposed to lentic systems, such as lakes).
  • Two major categories of freshwater ecosystems can be defined as lotic (flowing water) and lentic (standing water), but large variation in size, characteristics, and...
  • In this sense the term "river" includes all kinds of watercourses, from the tiniest of brooks to the largest of rivers (the term "streams are characterized by flowing waters...
  • Of particular note is the wide range of lentic and lotic ecosystems. for more
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