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Meaning of "littoral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LITTORAL

From Late Latin littorālis, from lītorālis, from lītus shore.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LITTORAL

littoral  [ˈlɪtərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LITTORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Littoral can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LITTORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

littoral

Littoral zone

The littoral zone is the part of a sea, lake or river that is close to the shore. In coastal environments the littoral zone extends from the high water mark, which is rarely inundated, to shoreline areas that are permanently submerged. It always includes this intertidal zone and is often used to mean the same as the intertidal zone. However, the meaning of "littoral zone" can extend well beyond the intertidal zone. There is no single definition. What is regarded as the full extent of the littoral zone, and the way the littoral zone is divided into subregions, varies in different contexts. The use of the term also varies from one part of the world to another, and between different disciplines. For example, military commanders speak of the littoral in ways that are quite different from marine biologists. The adjacency of water gives a number of distinctive characteristics to littoral regions. The erosive power of water results in particular types of landforms, such as sand dunes, and estuaries. The natural movement of the littoral along the coast is called the littoral drift.

Definition of littoral in the English dictionary

The first definition of littoral in the dictionary is of or relating to the shore of a sea, lake, or ocean. Other definition of littoral is inhabiting the shore of a sea or lake or the shallow waters near the shore. Littoral is also a coastal or shore region.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LITTORAL


bilateral
baɪˈlætərəl
biliteral
ˌbaɪˈlɪtərəl
circumlittoral
ˌsɜːkəmˈlɪtərəl
clitoral
ˈklɪtərəl
collateral
kɒˈlætərəl
doctoral
ˈdɒktərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
literal
ˈlɪtərəl
midlittoral
ˌmɪdˈlɪtərəl
nonliteral
ˌnɒnˈlɪtərəl
overliteral
ˌəʊvəˈlɪtərəl
pastoral
ˈpɑːstərəl
pluriliteral
ˌplʊrɪˈlɪtərəl
presbyteral
prɛzˈbɪtərəl
quadriliteral
ˌkwɒdrɪˈlɪtərəl
sublittoral
sʌbˈlɪtərəl
triliteral
traɪˈlɪtərəl
unilateral
ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl
uniliteral
ˌjuːnɪˈlɪtərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LITTORAL

little slam
Little St Bernard Pass
little stint
little tern
little theatre
little toe
little woman
little-known
littleneck
littleness
littler
littlest
Littlewood
littleworth
littlie
littling
littlish
Littoria
liturgic
liturgical

WORDS THAT END LIKE LITTORAL

choral
coral
corporal
femoral
floral
immoral
inspectoral
mayoral
moral
oral
pectoral
postoral
preceptoral
predoctoral
protectoral
rectoral
restoral
sectoral
temporal
unpastoral

Synonyms and antonyms of littoral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «littoral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LITTORAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

沿海
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

litoral
570 millions of speakers

English

littoral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तटवर्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الساحل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прибрежно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

litoral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপকূলবর্তী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

littoral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Littoral
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Küsten-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

沿岸の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연안
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Littoral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

miền duyên hải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கரையோர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्रकिनार्यासंबंधीचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıyı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

litorale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wybrzeże
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прибережно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

litoral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

littoral
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

littoral
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Littoral
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of littoral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LITTORAL»

The term «littoral» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.866 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LITTORAL» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LITTORAL»

Discover the use of littoral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to littoral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Littoral Combat Ships
"Amazing photography accompanies engaging information about Littoral Combat Ships. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--Provided by publisher.
Philip Green, 2011
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Impact of Littoral Environmental Variability on Acoustic ...
CD-ROM Included: This volume contains a CD-ROM which in addition to an electronically searchable version of the proceedings, has full colour versions of figures which are printed in black and white in the book.
N. G. Pace, Finn Jensen, 2002
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Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and ...
This book aims to contribute to these efforts by bringing together original scholarship on historical issues arising from maritime regions around the world.
Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, Kären Wigen, 2007
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Littoral of the Letter: Saer's Art of Narration
"Littoral of the Letter is the first full-fledged study in English of the work of the late Argentine writer Juan Jose Saer (1937-2005).
Gabriel Riera, 2006
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The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and Their Writers
In this, the first collection of ecocritical essays devoted to Australian contexts and their writers, Australian and US scholars explore the transliteration of land and sea through the works of Australian authors and through their own ...
CA. Cranston, Robert Zeller, 2007
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Littoral Combat Ships: Relating Performance to Mission ...
Alkire et al. provide a clear understanding of the operational, logistics, and cost trade-offs between three interdependent elements of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program: the number of LCSs in the fleet, the number of mission ...
‎2007
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Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating ...
The Navy plans to spend about $28 billion to buy 55 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and at least 64 interchangeable mission packages to perform one of three missions ¿ mine countermeasures, antisubmarine warfare, and surface warfare ¿ in ...
John H. Pendleton, 2010
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, ...
Appendices: Cost Growth on LCS Sea Frames; LCS Acquisition Strategy Announced in 9/09. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand publication.
Ronald O'Rourke, 2011
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Intertidal and Littoral Ecosystems
Hopefully the present volume will help guide future studies, and be of interest to senior students, teachers, researchers, as well as those involved with implementing coastal zone management/policy.
Arthur C. Mathieson, P. H. Nienhuis, 1991
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Littoral environment observation program in California: ...
The report describes the Littoral Environment Observation (LEO) Program, and assembles in one paper the data collected under the program from February through December 1968.
Andre Szuwalski, 1970

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LITTORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term littoral is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Littoral Combat Ship launched - UPI.com
MARINETTE, Wis., July 20 (UPI) -- The ninth Littoral Combat ship of the U.S. Navy was launched over the weekend at the Marinette Marine ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
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New littoral combat ship christened at Marinette Marine
Over the weekend, Lockheed Martin launched the USS Little Rock, the Navy's ninth littoral combat ship (a smallish ship, designed for combat ... «TV Newsroom, Jul 15»
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USN deploys P-8A Poseidon for ASW, ASuW missions in 'CARAT …
Speaking to IHS Jane's on the sidelines during the flight, Lt Stewart also noted that ASW operations in littoral waters against diesel-electric ... «IHS Jane's 360, Jul 15»
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Cautious Optimism In A Town And A Factory - Hartford Courant
The senator, who serves on the Armed Services Committee, said those failures included the littoral boat, a Lockheed Martin and General ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
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Guest column: Acadians changed Louisiana and America for the …
In the process of destroying Acadie and deporting the Acadians to the Atlantic littoral, British troops demolished the aboiteaux, the complex ... «The Advocate, Jul 15»
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Lockheed Acquires Sikorsky in Major Defense Deal | DoD Buzz
Lockheed is known for a wide array of major defense programs to include the Littoral Combat Ship and the most expensive acquisition program ... «DoD Buzz, Jul 15»
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Want to See How a New $360 Million Combat Ship Makes It Into the …
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin launched its ninth littoral combat ship for the U.S. Navy over the weekend into the Menominee River in ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
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Buzz Gets Bigger Over Tiny Solar Desalination Plant - CleanTechnica
We would also need to build a large brine pipeline that will deliver the saltier brine into the far depths of the ocean so as not to affect the littoral ... «CleanTechnica, Jul 15»
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China airs footage of large-scale amphibious landing - UPI.com
The state-run media network also said four littoral compass ships are to be deployed in the South China Sea. On Friday in Manila, Adm. Swift ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
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Cumberland Regional students test water for pollution
Meredith Brown, conservation coordinator with the American Littoral Society, guided AP Biology and AP Chemistry students in analyzing ... «Vineland Daily Journal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Littoral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/littoral>. Dec 2019 ».
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