rift valley

  • 1Rift-Valley — (engl. für „Grabenbruch“) bezeichnet: den Großen Afrikanischen Grabenbruch eine Provinz in Kenia, siehe Rift Valley (Kenia) …

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  • 2Rift Valley — (engl. für „Grabenbruch“) bezeichnet: den Großen Afrikanischen Grabenbruch eine Provinz in Kenia, siehe Rift Valley (Kenia) …

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  • 3Rift Valley — (la) ou Rift (le) suite de dépressions de l Afrique de l Est, jalonnant une faille qui s allonge de la vallée du Jourdain au Malawi; la Rift Valley est occupée par des plaines étroites et de nombreux lacs (V. Grands Lacs). De nombreuses… …

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  • 4Rift Valley — GREAT RIFT VALLEY …

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  • 5rift-valley — see rift n.2 4 …

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  • 6rift valley — rift .valley n a valley with very steep sides, formed by the cracking and moving of the Earth s surface …

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  • 7rift valley — rift ,valley noun count a valley with steep sides, produced when the land between two parallel cracks in the ground sinks …

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  • 8Rift valley — A rift valley is a linear shaped lowland between highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault. This action is manifest as crustal extension, a spreading apart of the surface which is subsequently further deepened …

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  • 9rift valley — Geol. 1. graben. 2. a subsea chasm extending along the crest of a mid ocean ridge, locus of the magma upwellings that accompany seafloor spreading. [1890 95] * * * Elongated trough formed by the subsidence of a segment of the Earth s crust… …

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  • 10rift valley — noun a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth s crust • Hypernyms: ↑valley, ↑vale • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Great Rift Valley * * * noun, pl ⋯ leys [count] geology : a long, steep valley formed when two parallel rifts form in the… …

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  • 11rift valley — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rift valley : singular rift valley plural rift valleys a valley with steep sides, produced when the land between two parallel cracks in the ground sinks …

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  • 12Rift Valley — geographical name Great Rift Valley …

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  • 13rift valley — rift′ val ley n. gel graben • Etymology: 1890–95 …

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  • 14Rift Valley — Vallée du grand rift Schéma structural simplifié du rift est africain …

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  • 15rift valley — /ˈrɪft væli/ (say rift valee) noun a portion of the earth s crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has been moved downwards in relation to the adjacent portions; graben …

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  • 16rift valley — noun Date: 1894 an elongated valley formed by the depression of a block of the earth s crust between two faults or groups of faults of approximately parallel orientation …

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  • 17rift valley —   a valley created by the subsidence of land between two parallel faults undergoing tensile forces which pull them apart …

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  • 18rift valley —    A valley that has developed along a long, narrow continental trough that has down dropped and is bounded by normal faults; a graben of regional size. It marks part of a zone along which the entire thickness of the lithosphere has ruptured… …

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  • 19rift valley — noun a steep sided valley formed by subsidence of the earth s surface between nearly parallel faults …

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  • 20rift valley — noun (C) a valley with very steep sides, formed by the cracking and moving of the Earth s surface …

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