Semiarid meaning

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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.
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Somewhat arid, receiving little rainfall but more than an arid area would. Typically defined as 25 to 50 cm or 10 to 20 inches of rainfall annually.
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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.

An example of semiarid climates is the hot, semiarid climate of the Outback in Australia.

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Having low precipitation but able to support grassland and scrubby vegetation. Steppes have semiarid climates.
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Characterized by little yearly rainfall and by the growth of short grasses and shrubs.
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Origin of semiarid

  • semi- +"Ž arid

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