from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large mountain mass or compact group of connected mountains forming an independent portion of a range.
- noun A large section or block of the earth's crust that is more rigid than the surrounding rock and has been moved or displaced as a unit.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A central mountain-mass; the dominant part of a range of mountains; a part of a range which appears, from the position of the depressions by which it is more or less isolated, to form an independent whole; also, an orographic block or fault-block (German scholle); a band or zone of rocks raised or depressed between two largely developed parallel faults.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Geol.) A block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range.
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- noun A principal
- noun A
blockof the earth's crustbounded by faultsor flexuresand displaced as a unit without internal change; normally consists of gneissesand schists
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- noun a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, massive, massif, from Old French; see massive.]
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1885 French, massif, adjective, from Middle French
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