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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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ML: The zone, at high altitudes or high latitudes, beyond which no large vegetation grows.

Usage examples (34)
  • The treeline was an unbroken line of oaks and maples, with no sign of human life.
  • The treeline is the line beyond which the trees cannot survive the combined stressors.
  • Even snow gums drop out past the treeline, which is from 1,600 m to 1,800 m depending on local conditions.
  • The greatest rate of change (-76 ha/decade) was observed during the first 50 years, when isolated seedling establishment above the treeline was the most intensive. for more
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