Landforms



[land-fawrm] /ˈlændˌfɔrm/

noun, Geology.
1.
a specific geomorphic feature on the surface of the earth, ranging from large-scale features such as plains, plateaus, and mountains to minor features such as hills, valleys, and alluvial fans.
/ˈlændˌfɔːm/
noun
1.
(geology) any natural feature of the earth’s surface, such as valleys and mountains
n.

1893; see land (n.) + form (n.). Perhaps immediately from German Landform.
landform
(lānd’fôrm’)
A recognizable, naturally formed feature on the Earth’s surface. Landforms have a characteristic shape and can include such large features as plains, plateaus, mountains, and valleys, as well as smaller features such as hills, eskers, and canyons.

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