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Alps

[alps] /ælps/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4810 meters).
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Alps

/ælps/
plural noun
1.
a mountain range in S central Europe, extending over 1000 km (650 miles) from the Mediterranean coast of France and NW Italy through Switzerland, N Italy, and Austria to Slovenia. Highest peak: Mont Blanc, 4807 m (15 771 ft)
2.
a range of mountains in the NW quadrant of the moon, which is cut in two by a straight fracture, the Alpine Valley
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Alps

see Alp.

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Mountain system of south-central Europe.

Note: The Alps provide scenic beauty and the location for an abundance of winter sports, making them a popular tourist destination.
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