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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range.

Usage examples (32)
  • The massif is the largest Swiss autochthonic crystalline entity.
  • The wreckage of a plane had been found in the fabled Mountains of the Moon, also known as the Rwenzori massif, which is between the two towns and shared by the DRC and...
  • Rivers radiate from this central massif in all directions.
  • Tower karst in sandstone: Bungle Bungle massif, Northwestern Australia. for more
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