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Meaning of "epilimnion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EPILIMNION

From epi- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē lake.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EPILIMNION

epilimnion  [ˌɛpɪˈlɪmnɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPILIMNION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epilimnion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPILIMNION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Epilimnion

The epilimnion is the top-most layer in a thermally stratified lake, occurring above the deeper hypolimnion. It is warmer and typically has a higher pH and higher dissolved oxygen concentration than the hypolimnion. Being exposed at the surface, it typically becomes turbulently mixed as a result of surface wind-mixing. It is also free to exchange dissolved gases such as O2 and CO2 with the atmosphere. Because this layer receives the most sunlight it contains the most phytoplankton. As they grow and reproduce they absorb nutrients from the water, when they die they sink into the hypolimnion resulting in the epilimnion becoming depleted of nutrients.

Definition of epilimnion in the English dictionary

The definition of epilimnion in the dictionary is the upper layer of water in a lake.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPILIMNION


Albanian
ælˈbeɪnɪən
amnion
ˈæmnɪən
Armenian
ɑːˈmiːnɪən
Bosnian
ˈbɒznɪən
Estonian
ɛˈstəʊnɪən
Guinean
ˈɡɪnɪən
hypolimnion
ˌhaɪpəʊˈlɪmnɪən
Iranian
ɪˈreɪnɪən
Jordanian
dʒɔːˈdeɪnɪən
Lemnian
ˈlɛmnɪən
Lithuanian
ˌlɪθjʊˈeɪnɪən
Macedonian
ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪən
Mauritanian
ˌmɒrɪˈteɪnɪən
Mediterranean
ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪnɪən
Palestinian
ˌpælɪˈstɪnɪən
Panamanian
ˌpænəˈmeɪnɪən
Romanian
rəʊˈmeɪnɪən
Slovenian
sləʊˈviːnɪən
Tanzanian
ˌtænzəˈnɪən
Ukrainian
juːˈkreɪnɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPILIMNION

epilation
epilator
epilepsy
epileptic
epileptic fit
epileptical
epileptically
epileptiform
epileptogenic
epileptoid
epilithic
epilobium
epilog
epilogic
epilogist
epilogistic
epilogize
epilogue
epilogued
epiloguise

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPILIMNION

a matter of opinion
communion
companion
credit union
customs union
dominion
European Union
Holy Communion
matter of opinion
minion
onion
opinion
paralimnion
pinion
public opinion
reunion
rugby union
Soviet Union
the Union
union

Synonyms and antonyms of epilimnion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epilimnion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPILIMNION

Find out the translation of epilimnion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of epilimnion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epilimnion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

温水层
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epilimnio
570 millions of speakers

English

epilimnion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

epilimnion
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

epilimnion
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эпилимнионе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epilímnio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

epilimnion
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épilimnion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epilimnion
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

epilimnion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

表水層
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

epilimnion
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epilimnion
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

epilimnion
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

epilimnion
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एपिलिनीयन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epilimniondaki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epilimnio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epilimnion
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

епілімніон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epilimnion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

epilimnion
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epilimnion
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

epilimnion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epilimnion
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epilimnion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPILIMNION»

The term «epilimnion» is normally little used and occupies the 138.291 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPILIMNION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epilimnion

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPILIMNION»

Discover the use of epilimnion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epilimnion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Limnology
The warm, circulating, upper surface layer is called epilimnion; while the deeper, more viscous, non-circulating cooler layer as hypolimnion. A thin intermediate layer called thermocline or metalimnion may exist between epilimnion and ...
S. C. Agrawal, 1999
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Circular
Hydrophobics Hydrophilics Lake Date sample Depth DOC (percent) (percent) collected zone (mg C/L) Acids Neutrals Bases Acids Neutrals Bases Spirit Lake 9 /11/80 Epilimnion 37.3 41 12 2 43 1 2 4/30/81 Epilimnion 17.4 41 10 0 44 0 5 ...
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U.S. Geological Survey circular
Hydrophobics Hydrophilics Lake Date sample Depth DOC (percent) (percent) collected zone (mg C/L) Acids Neutrals Bases Acids Neutrals Bases Spirit Lake 9 /11/80 Epilimnion 37.3 41 12 2 43 1 2 4/30/81 Epilimnion 17.4 41 10 0 44 0 5 ...
Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Lake Biwa: Interactions between Nature and People: ...
Relatively high concentrations of chlorophyll-a in the epilimnion appear in spring and autumn (> Fig. 3). Phytoplankton growth depends on water temperature, light , and nutrient availability. Water temperature was found to be a key factor in ...
Hiroya Kawanabe, Machiko Nishino, Masayoshi Maehata, 2012
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Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective
The warm surface water layer is called epilimnion, while the colder water layer beneath, which has not been mixed into the epilimnion is called hypolimnion. A sharp temperature gradient (thermocline) separates both layers (Figure 3).
Gene E. Likens, 2010
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Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters
6.3 VERTICAL MIXING IN THE EPILIMNION Most reservoirs undergo a period of stratification and it is not uncommon for the water of a lake to be temperature stratified for the major part of the year. Under such conditions the mean isotherms  ...
Hugo B. Fischer, 1979
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Limnological and Engineering Analysis of a Polluted Urban ...
Despite the higher T-NH3 concentrations of the hypolimnion, NH3 concentrations are not as high as in the epilimnion because of the more than compensating effect the higher pH values of the upper waters has on the fraction of T-NH3 that ...
Steven W. Effler, 1996
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Hydrodynamics and Transport for Water Quality Modeling
To illustrate, one approach to estimating the vertical diffusivity across the thermocline is based on the assumption that all of the heat entering a lake or reservoir is dissipated in the surface layer, or epilimnion. Therefore, the heat entering the ...
James L. Martin, Steven C. McCutcheon, 1998
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U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
... precipitation of trona from interstitial brines that are removed from surface evaporation, or from brines in a stratified lake, in which the brine is overlain by fresher water. C02 produced by organic activity, either in the epilimnion or in the muds ...
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Sources of mercury in sediments, water, and fish of the ...
Samples were collected from the surface layer (epilimnion) of each basin and near the bottom layer of basins 1 and 2. In the surface layer of all three basins, total Hg concentrations ranged from 0.37 to 0.61 ng/L, with the highest surface ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPILIMNION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epilimnion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Walleye once shared Lake Erie with sauger, blue pike
When a thick thermocline is in place, the oxygen-rich epilimnion surface water rarely mixes with the hypolimnion, causing low oxygen levels, ... «Sandusky Register, Jul 15»
2
UNCOMMON GROUND: A Word-Lover's Guide to the British …
... proper name, the epilimnion? Our relationship with the landscape is undoubtedly strengthened by our ability to accurately evoke it to others. «Geographical, Apr 15»
3
The naming of the shrew: language, landscape and the new nature …
In the entry for “epilimnion”, a semi-submerged hand in clear lakeland water evokes his textural definition: the layer of warm water over cold, ... «New Statesman, Mar 15»
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Tiba-tiba Ikan Mati Di Danau Singkarak. Kenapa?
Perbedaan suhu ini mengakibatkan adanya tiga lapisan kondisi air, yaitu lapisan teratas (epilimnion) yang banyak menerima sinar matahari, ... «Mongabay.co.id, Feb 15»
5
Great Lakes also experience seasonal temperature changes
Do you know your hypolimnion from your epilimnion? Posted on December 5, 2014 by Steve Stewart, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant ... «Michigan State University Extension, Dec 14»
6
After lakes 'turn over,' expect great fishing in November
Turnover occurs when the warm, oxygen rich upper layer of water (called the epilimnion) begins to cool, and therefore begins to sink. As it sinks ... «Killeen Daily Herald, Sep 14»
7
Cold spring days delay yearly “Lake Turn Over”
Though the epilimnion lake waters cool slowly, their eventual drop in temperature makes them denser than the waters below. When these ... «Smith Mountain Eagle, May 14»
8
Great Lakes Drinking Water Fouled by Toxic Algae
The coldest, densest water, called the hypolimnion, sinks to the bottom while the warmest water, called the epilimnion, sits on top. In between is the thermocline, ... «Circle of Blue WaterNews, Jan 14»
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Chinooks are crowned kings of the fighting fish by UT student
Ontario, like many lakes, stratifies in the summer, creating a warmer upper layer called the epilimnion, which sits on top of the thermocline. «Toledo Blade, Aug 13»
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Early summer trend in selaulim dam comes to haunt south goa again
During summer, as in larger water bodies anywhere else in the world, the deeper layer, hypolimnion, is cut off from the top surface, epilimnion ... «Times of India, Mar 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Epilimnion [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/epilimnion>. Feb 2020 ».
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