Karakoram Range
geographical name mountain system S central Asia in N Kashmir & NW Tibet on Xinjiang Uygur border connecting the Himalayas with the Pamirs; westernmost system of the Himalayan complex — see K2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Karakoram Range — Mountain system, south central Asia. Extending 300 mi (480 km) from eastern Afghanistan to the Kashmir region, it is one of the highest mountain systems in the world; its loftiest peak is K2, at 28,251 ft (8,611 m), the world s second highest… …   Universalium

  • Karakoram Range — noun a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak • Syn: ↑Karakoram, ↑Karakorum Range, ↑Mustagh, ↑Mustagh Range • Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karakoram Pass — Infobox Mountain Pass Name = Karakoram Pass Photo = Caption = Elevation = 5,540 m./18,175 ft. Location = CHN / IND Range = Karakoram Range Coordinates = coord|35|30|48|N|77|49|23|E|type:pass Topographic Traversed by = Robert Shaw (1868); Francis… …   Wikipedia

  • range of mountains — noun a series of hills or mountains the valley was between two ranges of hills the plains lay just beyond the mountain range • Syn: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain, ↑chain of mountains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karakoram — noun a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak • Syn: ↑Karakoram Range, ↑Karakorum Range, ↑Mustagh, ↑Mustagh Range • Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • range — 1 /reIndZ/ noun 1 GROUP (singular) a number of things which are all different but of the same general type (+ of): an interesting range of books and videos | The drug is effective against a range of bacteria. | We teach the full range of ballroom …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • range — /raynj/, n., adj., v., ranged, ranging. n. 1. the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible: the range of steel prices; a wide range of styles. 2. the extent or scope of the operation or action of something: within range… …   Universalium

  • Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary — The Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary is a high altitude wildlife sanctuary located in the easternmost reaches of the Karakoram range in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir. It is important as one of the few places in India with a migratory population of… …   Wikipedia

  • Karakoram — noun a mountain range located in Gilgit, Ladakh Baltistan. The Karakoram range is home to more than sixty peaks above 7,000m (22,960 ft), most of which are in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, including K2, the second highest peak of the world… …   Wiktionary

  • Karakoram Pass — geographical name mountain pass 18,290 feet (5575 meters) NE Kashmir through Karakoram Range …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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