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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Earth sciences, Geology
cratercra‧ter /ˈkreɪtə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 DNa round hole in the ground made by something that has fallen on it or by an explosion craters on the Moon’s surfacesee thesaurus at hole2 HEthe round open top of a volcano
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craterThe meteor left a crater over five miles wide.bomb cratersThis basin, called the Chicxulub crater, formed on the continental shelf in shallow water.When the bomb exploded it left a huge crater in the ground.Venus has been excluded because of the paucity of information about impact craters on its surface.Such a resolution would also establish whether impact craters and volcanoes exist.They look, instead, like craters made by explosions in mud or wet sand, surrounded by aprons of ejected muck.All of the various topographic features observed in lunar craters indicates their impact origin.Some smooth plains consist of infill in some medium sized craters.He said it the first time standing beside the crater at the U. P. Fonseca where the motorbike had been blown up.Long chains of tiny craters on Phobos suggest the drainage of regolith into deep cracks that riddle its interior.
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