What Is the Definition of a Desert?


A desert is an area that receives precipitation of less than 250 millimetres annually, experiences very strong winds and it is also affected by both extremes of temperature. In cold deserts the temperatures are very low while in hot deserts they are very high.
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Deserter:1:a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or
Desert biomes are characterized as regions which receive less than 20 inches of rainfall annually, but most only receive around half that amount. There are four types of deserts.
Located in Arizona, the Painted Desert is 160 miles long and between 10 and 30 miles wide. It starts in Cameron, Arizona, near the Grand Canyon, and extends beyond the Petrified Forest
A region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only
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a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
(formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
any place lacking in something: The town was a cultural desert.
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A desert is any region that gets 10 inches or less of rain per year. Some animals are adapted for life in the desert, including camels and scorpions. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110521/what_is_a_desert.htm
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