from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large mass of igneous rock that has melted and intruded surrounding strata at great depths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large irregular mass of intrusive igneous rock that has melted or forced itself into surrounding strata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large mass of deep-seated igneous rock which may be exposed by erosion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
East of the batholith is a basin-and-range area consisting of mountains, alluvial fans at their bases, and floodplains along the streams draining the valleys.
The Wolf River batholith-which stretches from Portage County through Waupaca, Shawano, Menominee, Langlade and Oconto counties-and the Puritan batholith, which is way up north in Sawyer, Bayfield,
Her education, week after week, consisted of mindless memorization of big words like "batholith" and "saprophyte" - words that an average Ph.D. scientist wouldn't know.
Nominally, this large group effort involving over 50 scientists and grad students is for “a seismic refraction and wide-angle reflection survey across the Coast Mountains batholith of British Columbia, Canada.”
The batholith is deeply dissected, with a relief greater than 3,000 ft, and its granite is heavily weathered over large areas.
It gets its name from the granitic mass (batholith) that is exposed in the basin, granite that has been dated at one billion years old.
That was also one of the allegations made by Ignmar Lee when he sabotaged the batholith project.
An elevated area dominated by a granite batholith lies on the western edge of the ecoregion south of the Queensland-New South Wales border.
Toward central Nova Scotia, the uplands are elevated and underlain by granitic batholith.
The view from on top of Enchanted Rock, a giant batholith.