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Meaning of A horizon in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A HORIZON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF A HORIZON

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A horizon is a noun.
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WHAT DOES A HORIZON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

A horizon

Soil horizon

A soil horizon is a layer generally parallel to the soil surface, whose physical characteristics differ from the layers above and beneath. Each soil type usually has three or four horizons. Horizons are defined in most cases by obvious physical features, chiefly colour and texture. These may be described both in absolute terms and in terms relative to the surrounding material, i.e. ‘coarser’ or ‘sandier’ than the horizons above and below. The differentiation of the regolith into distinct horizons is largely the result of influences, such as air, water, solar radiation, and plant material, originating at the soil-atmosphere interface. Since the weathering of the regolith occurs first at the surface and works its way down, the uppermost layers have been changed the most, while the deepest layers are most similar to the original regolith. Identification and description of the horizons present at a given site is the first step in soil classification at higher levels, through the use of systems such as the USDA soil taxonomy or the Australian Soil Classification. The World Reference Base for Soil Resources lists 40 diagnostic horizons.
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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A HORIZON

A horizon
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A层
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Un horizonte
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A horizon
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एक क्षितिज
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أفق
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горизонт
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Um horizonte
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Un horizon
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Ein Horizont
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地平線
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지평선
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Một chân trời
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Un orizzonte
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horyzont
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горизонт
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Un orizont
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Μια ορίζοντα
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A-horison
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En horisont
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En horisont
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A HORIZON»

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Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the ...
Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast.
autorBob Cavnar, 2010
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The Horizon: A History of Our Infinite Longing
If, as Aristotle said, philosophy begins in wonder, then this remarkable book shows us how wonder—the urge to know beyond the conceivable—is itself the engine of culture.
autorDidier Maleuvre, 2011
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Horizon Chasers: The Lives and Adventures of Richard ...
Drawing on the recollections of people who knew them both, the work discusses their backgrounds, the early years of their acquaintance, and their possible romantic relationship.
autorGerry Max, 2007
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Handbook of Soil Science
ARENOSOLS (AR) Other soils having no diagnostic horizons other than an ochric or umbric A horizon; lacking soft powdery lime. REGOSOLS (RG) Other soils having a spodic B horizon. PODZOLS (PZ) Other soils having z 25% plinthite by ...
autorMalcolm E. Sumner, 1999
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Soils of arid regions
been darkened by organic-matter additions or shows some degree of weathering or loss of soil material by leaching. In many cases, the epipedon is the same as the upper part of the A horizon of a soil but this is not true in all cases.
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Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and ...
When they do occur in mineral soils, it is usually at the soil surface, unless the soil is buried by mineral matter washed in from flooding or upslope erosion. In most soils, the uppermost mineral layer, or topsoil, is referred to as the A horizon.
autorMichael J. Vepraskas, Christopher B. Craft, J.L. Richardson, 2000
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Agronomic Handbook: Management of Crops, Soils and Their ...
AB — A horizon with characteristics of both an overlying A horizon and an underlying B horizon, but which is more like the A than the B EB — A horizon with characteristics of both an overlying E horizon and an underlying B horizon, but which ...
autorJ. Benton Jones, Jr., 2002
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Glossary of Soil Science Terms 2008
... arabic numerals are used both as suffixes to indicate vertical subdivisions within a horizon or layer and as prefixes to indicate discontinuities (Soil Taxomony available online atftp:// ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NSSC/Soil_Taxonomy/ tax.pdf. 1999 ...
autorSoil Science Society of America, 2008
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Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes, Second ...
Anthrosols (AT) Other soils having no diagnostic horizons other than an ochric or umbric A horizon; lacking soft powdery lime Regosols (RG) Other soils that are limited in depth by continuous hard rock or highly calcareous materials (calcium ...
autorPan Ming Huang, Yuncong Li, Malcolm E. Sumner, 2011
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Home and Beyond: Generative Phenomenology After Husserl
As a result he assumes that a horizon can point to another horizon, "inner horizons" indicating "outer horizons," leading finally to an all encompassing totality or universal horizon.19 It is one thing, however, to say that one aspect or one theme ...
autorAnthony J. Steinbock, 1995
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A HORIZON»

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Mary Heilmann and David Reed Join Forces at the Hamburger …
Like Heilmann, Reed evokes the feeling of driving down a road, though his approach engages peripheral vision in an abstraction of a horizon ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Jul 15»
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Nitin Pai: How to buy a rifle
Consider how the procurement process works. The defence ministry compiles a Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) for a horizon of ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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An economist explains why the key to a free world lies with China
Thus, over a horizon of two or three decades, China is dangerously unpredictable. The last three possibilities—Chinese civil war, a Chinese ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
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International space community still with an eye on Mars
A lack of funding and key critical technologies has made the endeavor a horizon goal, however, with leading global space agencies saying ... «Athens Messenger, Jul 15»
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Mike Lynch inspires bright maths students
... passion for their subject and, in terms of what studying Maths can lead to for them, Mike's speech was a horizon-changing experience.". «Cambridge News, Jul 15»
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Proud to serve in our Air Force and go beyond the horizon
They'll graduate ready to see beyond a horizon we can't even imagine. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Fred Upton's Quiet Revolution
And, on the horizon—a horizon that will move closer if the Upton bill becomes law—new technologies are emerging that will allow scientists to ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
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Akron General expands wound care services as demand increases
Emphasis on research: Effort taps into regional higher education resources, offers a horizon for expansion. Technological edge: Advanced ... «Akron Beacon Journal, Jul 15»
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The 2015 Venice Biennale
A horizon of possibilities? What to do?” Enwezor is describing, perhaps more accurately than he realizes, the perspective of the visitor to the ... «The Nation., Jul 15»
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House deposit dream turns under-30s on to ISAs
'Most people would say that you should you should think about saving it you have a horizon of five years or more and don't put the money away ... «Citywire.co.uk, Jul 15»
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