block-faulting

bloque-falla

English-Spanish dictionary of Geography . . 2007.

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  • block faulting — noun : geological faulting that produces blocks * * * Geol. the process by which tensional forces in the earth s crust cause large bodies of rock to founder. Cf. fault block. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • block faulting — Geol. the process by which tensional forces in the earth s crust cause large bodies of rock to founder. Cf. fault block. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • block mountain — ☆ block mountain n. a mountain produced by faulting and the uplifting of large blocks of rock …   English World dictionary

  • block mountain — noun : a mountain caused by faulting and uplifting or tilting compare basin range …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault-block mountains —    Mountains that formed primarily by block faulting, and commonly exhibit asymmetrical rotation and vertical displacement from a horizontal plane by large, coherent fault block units hinged along fault lines; common in , but not limited to, the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • fault block — noun : a body of rock bounded by faults * * * Geol. a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults. Cf. block faulting. [1895 1900] * * * fault block, Geology. a mass of displaced rock between two faults, lifted above or sunk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault block — Geol. a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults. Cf. block faulting. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • fault block —    A displaced crustal unit, formed during block faulting, that is bounded by faults, either completely or in part, and behaves as a coherent unit during tectonic activity.    SW & GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY — Names The name Ereẓ Israel (the Land of Israel) designates the land which, according to the Bible was promised as an inheritance to the Israelite tribes. In the course of time it came to be regarded first by the Jews and then also by the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • mountain — mountainless, adj. /mown tn/, n. 1. a natural elevation of the earth s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m). 2. a large mass of something… …   Universalium

  • Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …   Universalium

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