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Definition of spring

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Definition as written by Magpye:

(1) A concentrated discharge of ground water coming out at the surface as flowing water; a place where the water table crops out at the surface of the ground and where water flows out more or less continuously.

(2) A place where ground water flows naturally from a rock or the soil into the land surface or into a body of surface water. Its occurrence depends on the nature and relationship of rocks, especially permeable and impermeable strata, on the position of the water table, and on the topography.

Definition as written by Terry:

In temperate climates, spring is one of the four generally recognized seasons that include winter, spring, summer, and fall (or autumn.) It begins on the day the vernal equinox occurs.


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