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We see evidence that lakes and forests and wetlands can have different equilibria - so you have a savanna system that may be stable and thriving, but it can also tip over and become an arid steppe if pushed too far by warming, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.
Johan Rockstrom

Meaning of "wetlands" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WETLANDS

wetlands  [ˈwɛtlændz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WETLANDS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wetlands 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 WETLANDS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wetlands

Wetland

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. Primarily, the factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation that is adapted to its unique soil conditions. Wetlands consist primarily of hydric soil, which supports aquatic plants. The water found in wetlands can be saltwater, freshwater, or brackish. Main wetland types include swamps, marshes, bogs and fens. Sub-types include mangrove, carr, pocosin, and varzea. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life. Wetlands occur naturally on every continent except Antarctica. They can also be constructed artificially as a water management tool, which may play a role in the developing field of water-sensitive urban design. The largest wetlands in the world include the Amazon River basin and the West Siberian Plain.

Definition of wetlands in the English dictionary

The definition of wetlands in the dictionary is an area of swampy or marshy land, esp considered as part of an ecological system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WETLANDS


badlands
ˈbædˌlændz
bands
bændz
Bonds
bɒndz
bounds
baʊndz
diamonds
ˈdaɪəməndz
ends
ɛndz
funds
fʌndz
grounds
ˈɡraʊndz
gumlands
ˈɡʌmˌlændz
hands
hændz
Islands
ˈaɪləndz
lands
lændz
Netherlands
ˈnɛðələndz
sands
ˈsændz
scablands
ˈskæbˌlændz
seconds
ˈsekəndz
sounds
saʊndz
thousands
ˈθaʊzəndz
weekends
ˌwiːkˈɛndz
wildlands
ˈwaɪldˌlændz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WETLANDS

wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer
wet-bulb thermometer
wet-fly
wet-look
wet-nurse
weta
wetback
Wetbike
wether
wetland
wetly
wetness
wetproof
wetsuit
wettability
wettable
wetted
wetter
Wetterhorn
wettest

WORDS THAT END LIKE WETLANDS

British Virgin Islands
Caicos Islands
Canary Islands
Cayman Islands
Cook Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Hollands
in good hands
Keeling Islands
Mariana Islands
Marshall Islands
Midlands
Northern Mariana Islands
Paracel Islands
Sandwich Islands
Solomon Islands
the Netherlands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands
West Midlands

Synonyms and antonyms of wetlands in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WETLANDS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wetlands» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wetlands
bog · fen · marsh · morass · moss · muskeg · quagmire · slough · swamp

Translation of «wetlands» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WETLANDS

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

Translator English - Chinese

湿地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

humedales
570 millions of speakers

English

wetlands
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

झीलों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأراضي الرطبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

водно-болотные угодья
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wetlands
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জলাভূমি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zones humides
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah lembap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feuchtgebiete
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

湿地
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

습지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wetlands
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vùng đất ngập nước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓரங்களில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाणथळ जागा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sulak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zone umide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tereny podmokłe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

водно - болотні угіддя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zonele umede
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υγροτόπων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vleilande
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

våtmarker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våtmarker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wetlands

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WETLANDS»

The term «wetlands» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.186 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WETLANDS» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «WETLANDS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wetlands.
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John Breaux
I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America's WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all.
2
Matt Gonzalez
Some types of environmental restoration projects are well-known; restored wetlands, for instance, or coal mine reclamation projects. Recently though, larger dam removal projects have started, a number of them in Washington state.
3
Johan Rockstrom
We see evidence that lakes and forests and wetlands can have different equilibria - so you have a savanna system that may be stable and thriving, but it can also tip over and become an arid steppe if pushed too far by warming, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WETLANDS»

Discover the use of wetlands in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wetlands and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wetlands
Charlotte Roche's controversial debut novel is the story of Helen Memel, an outspoken, sexually precocious eighteen-year-old lying in a hospital bed as she recovers from an operation.
Charlotte Roche, 2010
2
Wetlands
Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands: "Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book." ——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001 "The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new ...
William J. Mitsch, James G. Gosselink, 2011
3
Wetlands
Describes the plants and animals in the areas of swamps, marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams
William A. Niering, National Audubon Society, 1985
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Wetlands
Seven essays examine such aspects of wetlands as the biology, biogeochemistry, restoration ecology, history, politics, economics, and restoration. A glossary without pronunciation guides
Sharon L. Spray, Karen Leah McGlothlin, 2004
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Wetlands: An Approach to Improving Decision Making in ...
Below is a list of contributors to Wetlands: An Approach to Improving Decision Making in Wetland Restoration and Creation.Mary E. Kentula, Project Officer, Wetlands Research Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc.Robert P. Brooks, The ...
Mary E. Kentula, Ann J. Hairston, 1992
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Wetlands:: Characteristics and Boundaries
But what does it signify? In 1991, proposed changes in the legal definities of wetlands stirred controversy and focused attention on the scientific and economic aspects of their management. This volume explores how to define wetlands.
Committee on Characterization of Wetlands, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, 1995
7
Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape
Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is the first book to integrate aesthetic design and planning issues with the technical aspects of wetlands engineering.
Craig S. Campbell, Michael H. Ogden, 1999
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Wetlands
What factors control their distribution? What threats impact these areas, and how much conservation effort is necessary? In a clear and concise format, Wetlands explores the answers to these question
Peter D. Moore, 2006
9
Treatment Wetlands
This outstanding new book examines the planning, design, construction, and operation of wetlands used for water quality treatment.
Robert H. Kadlec, Scott Wallace, Robert L. Knight, 1995
10
Biogeochemistry of Wetlands: Science and Applications
This book offers an in-depth look at the chemical and biological cycling of nutrients, trace elements, and toxic organic compounds in wetland soil and water column as related to water quality, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gases.
K. Ramesh Reddy, Ronald D. DeLaune, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WETLANDS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wetlands is used in the context of the following news items.
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More wetlands, streams protected under new Clean Water Rule …
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army recently took an historic step to protect the streams and wetlands that feed rivers and lakes. The Clean ... «WCPO, Jun 15»
2
Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands
Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
3
EPA Adds Smaller Waterways, Wetlands to Federal Supervision
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration issued a rule on Wednesday putting more small bodies of water and wetlands under federal protection to ensure ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
4
House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands
Sen. Joe Donnelly thanks supporters at an election night celebration in Indianapolis. Government rules to clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should ... «Yahoo News UK, May 15»
5
Study: Minn. converted more wetlands than any other state when …
Most of it was grassland, but 25,000 acres were wetlands — more than any other state. And 13,000 acres of forests were converted — the second largest forest ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Apr 15»
6
Ralph Nobles dies; Manhattan Project physicist saved San …
"The main reason we like to live in the Bay Area is the bay," said Nobles. "That's what makes it a special place. The wetlands are at the base of the food chain. «San Jose Mercury News, Feb 15»
7
Panama protects wetlands from construction boom
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela signed a bill on Monday aimed at protecting the wetlands outside the capital, Panama City, from a construction boom ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
8
Sediment from failing Asheville airport wall reached wetlands
ASHEVILLE – Sediment has washed out of a failing retaining wall at the Asheville Regional Airport and pushed into nearby wetlands, state officials found after ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Dec 14»
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Wetlands, mining likely to be high on environmental agenda for …
MINNEAPOLIS — One of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota's wetlands. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dec 14»
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In Drought, 'Pop-Up' Wetlands Provide Bird Habitat
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about efforts to provide habitat for migrating birds despite California's drought, The Associated Press erroneously ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»

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