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Definition of the noun geological formation

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  1. (geology) the geological features of the earth
    • domain: geology
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of geological formation: formation
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
    • more specific terms:
      • aquifer = underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
      • beach = an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
      • cave = a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
      • drop-off / cliff / drop = a steep high face of rock
      • delta = a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
      • diapir = a domed rock formation where a core of rock has moved upward and pierced through the more brittle overlying strata
      • folium = a thin layer or stratum of (especially metamorphic) rock
      • foreshore = the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
      • ice mass = a large mass of ice
      • lakefront = land bordering a lake
      • massif = a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
      • monocline = a geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same direction
      • mouth = the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water
      • natural depression / depression = a sunken or depressed geological formation
      • natural elevation / elevation = a raised or elevated geological formation
      • oceanfront = land bordering an ocean
      • chain of mountains / range of mountains / mountain chain / mountain range / chain / range = a series of hills or mountains
      • relict = geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared
      • ridgeline / ridge = a long narrow range of hills
      • ridge = a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
      • shore = the land along the edge of a body of water
      • incline / slope / side = an elevated geological formation
      • natural spring / outpouring / fountain / outflow / spring = a natural flow of ground water
      • scree / talus = a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
      • mineral vein / vein = a layer of ore between layers of rock
      • volcanic crater / crater = a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
      • wall = a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face
      • groundwater level / water level / water table = underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water
    • instance: Pillars of Hercules = the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

An underground geological formation or group of formations containing usable amounts of groundwater that can supply wells and springs. Aquifer (Confined) Soil or rock below the land surface that is saturated with water. There are layers of ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

A geological formation or structure that stores and/or transmits water, such as to wells and springs. Use of the term is usually restricted to those water-bearing formations capable of yielding ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume I: A-F plus Map and Gazetteer by Volodymyr Kubijovyc

Heolochichna budova URSR (Geological Formation of the Ukrainian SSR, 1947), Kurs zahal' noï ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry (2009)

by M. S. Vassiliou

Geological formation in the United States (Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming) estimated to hold about half the world's known resources of oil shale. The Green River Formation is a lacustrine sedimentary formation of Eocene age. The formation is ...

Google previewDictionary Of Environment (2008)

by Kulwant Rai Gupta, Ashish Kumar Gupta & Suriti Gupta

An underground geological formation, or group of formations, containing water. Aquifers are sources of groundwater for wells and springs. Aquitard. Geological formation that may contain groundwater but ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

aquifer — The geological formation of a porous, ...

Google previewAustralian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time (1879)

Containing the History of Australasia from 1542 to May, 1879 by John Henniker Heaton

Almost every geological formation known in Victoria was found to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines ... (1858)

by Andrew Ure

The pieces of amber found in the sands, and other formations evidently alluvial, those met with on the sea- coasts of certain countries, and especially Pomerania, come undoubtedly from the above geological formation ; for the organic matters ...

Google previewDARE's Dictionary of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (2003)

by A.M.O. Mohamed, D. Chenaf, S. El-Shahed

geological formation, or group of formations, containing usable amounts of groundwater that can supply wells or springs for domcstic, industrial, and irrigation uses. Removing more groundwater from an aquifer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

Aquifer: An underground geological formation, or group of formations, containing water. Are sources of groundwater for wells and springs. Aquitard: Geological formation that may contain groundwater but is not capable of transmitting ...

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A small, rugged island, at the Bay of Islands, near Paihia, New Zealand.

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