Meaning of evapotranspiration

e•vap•o•tran•spi•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (i-vap"ō-tran"spu-rā'shun), [key]
— n. Meteorol.
  1. the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants.
  2. Also calledthe total volume transferred by this process.
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