runoff

Definitions

General Science

Agriculture

  • noun the flow of rainwater or melted snow from the surface of land into streams and rivers
  • noun the flow of excess fertiliser or pesticide from farmland into rivers
  • noun the portion of rainfall which finally reaches a stream

Construction

  • Water that is carried away from, rather than absorbed by, the area on which it falls.

Politics

  • noun an election held after an earlier one that produced no clear winner
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