Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days
For Business Enquiry


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

Explain the following terms:

  1. Estuary
  2. Gradient of the river
  3. Tributary
  4. Distributary

Asked by Topperlearning User 24th April 2015, 9:23 AM
Answered by Expert
  1. It is a funnel shaped opening at the mouth of a river.
  2. A river flows according to the pull of gravity. The slope of the river is known as the gradient of the river.
  3. When a stream of a river or a smaller river joins a larger river, the smaller river is known as the tributary.
  4. When a stream of river leaves the main river and flow in another direction, it is known as a distributary.
Answered by Expert 24th April 2015, 11:23 AM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Chat with us on WhatsApp