Definitions for abovegroundəˈbʌvˌgraʊnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
situated on or above the ground.
not secret, hidden; open.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of aboveground:
on or above the surface of the ground
"aboveground nuclear testing"; "surface instruments for detecting oil deposits"; "surface transportation"
above the surface of the ground.
Not dead and buried; alive.
existing, produced, or published by or within the establishment.