Great Rift Valley

Great Rift Valley
geographical name depression SW Asia & E Africa extending with several breaks from valley of Jordan River S to central Mozambique

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Great Rift Valley — depression of SW Asia & E Africa, extending from the Jordan River valley across Ethiopia & Somalia to the lakes region of E Africa …   English World dictionary

  • Great Rift Valley — The Great Rift Valley is a name given in the late 19th century by English explorer John Walter Gregory to the continuous geographic trough, approximately convert|6000|km|mi| 2|lk=on in length, that runs from northern Syria in Southwest Asia to… …   Wikipedia

  • Great Rift Valley — Verlauf des Großen Afrikanischen Grabenbruchs Der Große Afrikanische Grabenbruch (engl. Great Rift Valley) ist ein gewaltiges geographisches und geologisches Naturdenkmal Ostafrikas und Südwestasiens, hervorgerufen durch das Rifting und die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Great Rift Valley — Great′ Rift′ Val′ley n. geg a series of rift valleys running from the Jordan Valley in SW Asia to Mozambique in SE Africa …   From formal English to slang

  • Great Rift Valley — a series of rift valleys running from N to S, from the Jordan Valley in SW Asia to Mozambique in SE Africa. * * * or Rift Valley or East African Rift System Rift system (see rift valley), extending from Jordan in the Middle East south to… …   Universalium

  • Great Rift Valley — noun ( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults • Topics: ↑geology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑rift valley • Part Holonyms: ↑Asia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Rift Valley — Vallée du grand rift Schéma structural simplifié du rift est africain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Great Rift Valley — noun the largest rift in the earth s surface, extending 4800 km from Syria to Mozambique; averages 56 km in width …   Australian English dictionary

  • Great Rift Valley — n. geological depression in southwest Asia and eastern Africa that stretches from northern Syria along the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique …   English contemporary dictionary

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