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embayment

[em-bey-muh nt] /ɛmˈbeɪ mənt/
noun
1.
a bay.
2.
Physical Geography. the process by which a bay is formed.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; embay + -ment
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  • embayment fish populations were estimated by seining and marking captured fish.
British Dictionary definitions for embayment

embayment

/ɪmˈbeɪmənt/
noun
1.
a shape resembling a bay
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