Landform Definitions

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Mountain

A natural raised part of the earth's surface, usually rising more or less abruptly, and larger than a hill.

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Plain

Large area of flat or gently rolling land

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Plateau

A large flat area that rises above the other land

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Hill

A raised part of the earth's, often rounded and smaller than a mountain

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Coastal Plain

Flat; level land alongside the sea

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Beach

The sand or loose pebbles of the seashore

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Canyon

A deep valley with steep sides carved by water

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Butte

Rises abruptly from the land with a relatively flat top and steep rock walls

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Canal

A man made waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc

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Bay

A recess recess or inlet in the shore of a sea or lake, smaller than an golf

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Cliff

A high steep face of a rocky mass

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Prairie

Land characterized by fertile soil and originally covered with grasses

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Volcano

A vent in the earth through which molten rock, steam, ash, are expelled

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Peninsula

A piece of land almost surrounded on three sides by water

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Cape

A piece of land jutting into the sea or some other body of water

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Lagoon

An area of shallow water separated from the sea by low banks

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Iceberg

A large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier

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Island

Land completely surrounded by water but not large enough to be a continent

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Valley

An expansive low area between mountains or hills

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Isthmus

A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land