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block mountain

noun, Geology
a mountain formed by the uplift of blocks of the earth's crust.
Origin of block mountain
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The basin contains numerous elongated fault-block mountain chains with intervening alluvial valleys.
  • Fault-block mountain formation occurs when rock is pushed upward by fault movements.
  • Sketches showing the development of drainage across a fault-block mountain.

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