Rhaetian Alps
geographical name section of Alps E Switzerland in E Graubünden — see Bernina

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rhaetian Alps — division of the central Alps, mostly in E Switzerland: highest peak, c. 13,300 ft (4,054 m) …   English World dictionary

  • Rhaetian Alps — The Rhaetian Alps are a part of the Central Eastern Alps along the Italian–Swiss and Austrian–Swiss borders, mostly located in the Graubünden canton in eastern Switzerland. Piz Bernina (13,284 ft/4,049 m), set on the Italian border, is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhaetian Alps — a chain of the Alps in E Switzerland and W Austria. Highest peak, Mt. Bernina, 13,295 ft. (4052 m). * * * Segment of the central Alps located mainly in Switzerland but also extending along the Italian Swiss and Austrian Swiss borders. Bernina… …   Universalium

  • Rhaetian Alps — Rhae′tian Alps′ n. pl. geg a chain of the Alps in E Switzerland and W Austria. Highest peak, Bernina, 13,295 ft. (4052 m) …   From formal English to slang

  • Rhaetian Alps — /riʃən ˈælps/ (say reeshuhn alps) plural noun a chain of the Alps in eastern Switzerland and western Austria. Highest peak, Mt Bernina, 4052 m …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rhaetian Alps — a chain of the Alps in E Switzerland and W Austria. Highest peak, Mt. Bernina, 13,295 ft. (4052 m) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alps — /alps/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m). * * * I Mountain system, south central Europe.… …   Universalium

  • Rhaetian Stage — ▪ geochronology       uppermost of three divisions in the Upper Triassic Series, representing those rocks deposited worldwide during Rhaetian time (203.6 million to 199.6 million years ago) in the Triassic Period. The stage name is derived from… …   Universalium

  • Rhaetian — c.1600, from L. Rhætia, ancient name of a district in the Alps and Roman province between the Rhine, Danube, and Po. Hence Rhaeto Romanic (1867), language of the Tyrol and southern Switzerland …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhaetian Railway — RhB redirects here. For the Malaysian bank, see RHB Bank. Coordinates: 46°24′32″N 10°1′11″E / 46.40889°N 10.01972°E …   Wikipedia

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