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Definition of soil

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

The upper layer of earth that may be dug or plowed and in which plants grow

Definition as written by IA_Soil_Sci:

Soil. A natural, three-dimensional body at the earth’s surface. It is capable of
supporting plants and has properties resulting from the integrated effect of climate

and living matter acting on earthy parent material, as conditioned by relief and by
the passage of time.

Definition as written by colluvial:

Soil is the porous material at the surface of the earth and consists of minerals, organic matter, water, gases, and living organisms. Soils are the interface between geology and biology, influenced by climate, landscape position, and time.


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