The definition of semiarid is a climate or place that is partially arid, or semi-dry and has less than 20 inches of rain each year.adjective
An example of semiarid climates is the hot, semiarid climate of the Outback in Australia.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
characterized by little yearly rainfall and by the growth of short grasses and shrubs: said of a climate or region
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Characterized by relatively low annual rainfall of 25 to 50 centimeters (10 to 20 inches) and having scrubby vegetation with short, coarse grasses; not completely arid.
semiarid - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Having low precipitation but able to support grassland and scrubby vegetation. Steppes have semiarid climates.
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