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1. The waters of the earth's surface as distinguished from those of the lithosphere and the atmosphere.
2. The water vapor in the earth's atmosphere.
hy′dro·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.
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(Physical Geography) the watery part of the earth's surface, including oceans, lakes, water vapour in the atmosphere, etc
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the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe, including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere.
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|Noun||1.||hydrosphere - the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor|
layer - a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
earth, globe, world - the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
ocean - a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
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