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rift valley

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
rift valleyˈrift ˌvalley noun [countable]  SGa valley with very steep sides, formed by the cracking and moving of the Earth’s surface
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rift valleyUpland masses exist on either side of a central rift valley.Further evidence contradicting the traditional symmetric rift valley model comes from observations of their morphology and surface structure.Luisenlund Bronze Age monoliths and the rift valley of Ekkodal.
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