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Definition of Tributaries

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small stream flowing into a larger body of water; one who pays tribute, taxpayer
Tributaries Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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tributaries
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a branch that flows into the main stream
(synonym) feeder, affluent
(antonym) distributary
(hypernym) branch

Adjective
1. of a stream; flowing into a larger stream
(similar) secondary
2. paying tribute; "a tributary colony"
(similar) obligated(p)
3. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor"
(synonym) conducive, contributing(a), contributive, contributory
(similar) causative
Tributaries Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a main stem (or parent) river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river serve to drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater by leading the water out into an ocean or sea.

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Tributaries Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The contributing streams and other watercourses including brooks, rills, and rivulets, extending upstream to the point where water usually begins to flow in a regular channel, with an alveus, or bed, and banks or sides, or to the point where the lines of ordinary high water marks converge, whichever extends the farthest up-gradient.