Definitions for vegetationˌvɛdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
veg•e•ta•tionˌvɛdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)
all the plants or plant life of a place.
the act or process of vegetating.
a passive existence.
vegetation, flora, botany(noun)
all the plant life in a particular region or period
"Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
the process of growth in plants
an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
"their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"
There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.
Origin: From végétation.
the act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth
the sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in general; as, luxuriant vegetation
an exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part, especially upon the valves of the heart
Vegetation is a very general term for the plant life; it refers to the ground cover provided by plants. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics. It is broader than the term flora which refers exclusively to species composition. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can, and often does, refer to a wider range of spatial scales than that term does, including scales as large as the global. Primeval redwood forests, coastal mangrove stands, sphagnum bogs, desert soil crusts, roadside weed patches, wheat fields, cultivated gardens and lawns; all are encompassed by the term vegetation.
plants, plant life, foliage
i saw a plant life in the spring
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'vegetation' in Nouns Frequency: #2959
Translations for vegetation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
plants in general; plants of a particular region or type
- vegetaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- rostlinstvo, vegetaceCzech
- die VegetationGerman
- पौधों की वृद्धिHindi
- 식물, 초목, 식생Korean
- veģetācija; augu valstsLatvian
- vegetasjon, plantevekstNorwegian
- bitkiler, bitkiörtüsü/topluluğuTurkish
- 植物，某地區或某類Chinese (Trad.)
- سبزي، نباتاتUrdu
- thực vậtVietnamese
- 植物，（尤指某地或环境的）植被Chinese (Simp.)
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