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The defining characteristic of deserts is _______. a. low rainfall b. high temperatures c. lizards d. cacti

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Megan Page on January 31, 2018

The answer is A. The main characteristic of a desert is its aridity. Most deserts receive an average annual precipitation of ten or less inches. The temperatures may not be a defining characteristic of deserts because there are deserts with low temperatures, as for example in the polar regions (antarctica). In these regions, the water is not available because it is completely frozen as the ice.


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