HyperDic: geological_formation

English > 1 sense of the expression geological formation:
NOUNobjectgeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
English > geological formation: 1 sense > noun 1, object
Meaning(geology) the geological features of the earth.
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
InstancesPillars of HerculesThe two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar
Narroweraquiferunderground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
beachAn area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
caveA geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
cliff, drop, drop-offA steep high face of rock
deltaA low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger / larger body of water
diapirA domed rock formation where a core of rock / rock has moved upward and pierced through the more brittle overlying strata
foliumA thin layer or stratum of (especially metamorphic) rock
foreshoreThe part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
ice massA large mass of ice
lakefrontLand bordering a lake
massifA block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
monoclineA geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same direction
mouthThe point where a stream issues into a larger / larger body of water
natural depression, depressionA sunken or depressed geological formation
natural elevation, elevationA raised or elevated geological formation
oceanfrontLand bordering an ocean
range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountainsA series of hills or mountains
relictgeological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared
ridge, ridgelineA long narrow range of hills
ridgeA long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
shoreThe land along the edge of a body of water
slope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural springA natural flow of ground water
talus, screeA sloping mass of loose rocks / rocks at the base of a cliff
vein, mineral veinA layer of ore between layers of rock
volcanic crater, craterA bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
wallA vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
water table, water level, groundwater levelunderground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishaccidente geográfico, formación geológica, formación
Catalanformació geològica

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