landform
noun Date: 1893 a natural feature of a land surface

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  • landform —    Any physical, recognizable form or feature on the earth s surface, having a characteristic shape, internal composition, and produced by natural causes; a distinct individual produced by a set of processes. Landforms can span a large size (e.g …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • landform — (n.) 1893; see LAND (Cf. land) (n.) + FORM (Cf. form) (n.). Perhaps immediately from Ger. Landform …   Etymology dictionary

  • landform — ► NOUN ▪ a natural feature of the earth s surface …   English terms dictionary

  • landform — [land′fôrm΄] n. any topographic feature on the earth s surface, as a plain, valley, hill, etc., caused by erosion, sedimentation, or movement …   English World dictionary

  • Landform — In the earth sciences and geology sub fields a landform or physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape, as part of the terrain, and as such, is typically an element… …   Wikipedia

  • landform — /land fawrm /, n. Geol. 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. [1890 95; LAND + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • landform — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌfɔː(r)m] / US [ˈlændˌfɔrm] noun [countable] Word forms landform : singular landform plural landforms a feature on the Earth s surface such as a mountain or a valley …   English dictionary

  • landform — [[t]læ̱ndfɔrm[/t]] landforms also land form N COUNT A landform is any natural feature of the Earth s surface, such as a hill, a lake, or a beach. This small country has an amazing variety of landforms. ...glacial land forms …   English dictionary

  • Landform — Als Landformen oder Geländeform (auch Geländeformation, Erdform) werden in den Geowissenschaften die typischen Ausprägungen der regionalen Landschaft und des lokalen Geländes bezeichnet, wie sie je nach geologischen und geophysikalischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • landform — noun /ˈlænd.fɔːm,ˈlænd.fɔɹm/ Any geological feature, such as a mountain or valley …   Wiktionary

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