vegetation

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See also: Vegetation and végétation

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French végétation, from Medieval Latin vegetātiōnem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌvɛd͡ʒəˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
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Noun[edit]

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vegetation (countable and uncountable, plural vegetations)

  1. (uncountable) Plants, taken collectively.
    • 1838, William Andrus Alcott, chapter I, in The Young House-keeper: Or, Thoughts on Food and Cookery[1], third stereotype edition, Boston: George W. Light, page 21:
      Thus the growth of vegetation, though effected in a greater or less degree by the strong wind, the violent rain, and the heat and glare of the noonday sun, is yet still more effectually promoted by the mild action of the gentler breezes, the softly descending dew, and the less intense heat.
    • 1880 November 6, Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin, chapter XII, in The Power of Movement in Plants[2], page 555:
      As soon as the faintest ray of light reaches a seedling, heliotropism will guide it through any crack in the soil, or through an entangled mass of overlying vegetation; []
    • 1951 August, Albert Watts Moore, Elbert Hann Reid, “The Dalles Pocket Gopher and Its Influence on Forage Production of Oregon Mountain Meadows”, in Circular[3], number 884, Washington, D.C: U.S. Department of Agriculture, →DOI, →OCLC, page 11:
      Similarity of vegetation on meadows was the result of heavy grazing and trampling by large numbers of driveway sheep before the study was begun.
    • 2013 May 10, Audrey Garric, “Urban canopies let nature bloom”, in The Guardian Weekly[4], volume 188, number 22, page 30:
      As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast.
    There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.
  2. (pathology, countable) An abnormal verrucous or fibrinous growth
  3. The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.

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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vegetation c

  1. vegetation
    tät vegetation
    dense vegetation
    Synonyms: växtlighet, växtliv

Declension[edit]

Declension of vegetation 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vegetation vegetationen vegetationer vegetationerna
Genitive vegetations vegetationens vegetationers vegetationernas

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