from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A series of related rock formations.
- noun An area having a preponderance of a particular rock or rock groups.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Geol.) A group of rocks having a common age or origin; -- nearly equivalent to
formation, but used somewhat less comprehensively.
- noun (Geog.) A region or limited area considered with reference to some special feature.
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- noun geology A block of the
Earth's crustthat differs from the surrounding material, and is separated from it by faults.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Eastwards, a Permian terrane of greywacke sandstone becomes progressively more highly metamorphosed to become schist which forms the Southern Alps contained within Mount Aspiring National Park.
Birds of paradise, vicariance biogeography and terrane tectonics in New Guinea.
Rural Mexico has a lot in common with many other countries I have traveled in to climb mountains - rugged terrane, wide open spaces, dusty roads and poverty.
Birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae) and bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchidae): regional levels of biodiversity and terrane tectonics in New Guinea.
Pham cycled the lock and pushed off, into the wormheads 'terrane.
Pham was never sure why Rihndell had the Skroderiders pass through the wormheads 'terrane; maybe, if the creatures were the ultimate trellis users, they wanted a look at the sellers.
As long as she kept her eyes on the darkening ground, Ravna could almost imagine this was someplace in her home terrane on Sjandra Kei.
He ducked quickly around an aquarium as Ravna said, "The terrane just complained to your suit: 'You are in violation of dress-code' is how the translation comes out."
This secondary harbor was not really part of the tusk-leg race's terrane.
The move was even plausible, for it happened that there was a Skroderider terrane in the Harmonious Repose system -- and currently it was just a few hundred kilometers from Rihndell's second harbor.