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fracture zone

noun, Oceanography
a long, narrow rift on the ocean floor, separating areas of differing depth: where such a zone crosses a mid-ocean ridge, it displaces the ridge by faulting.
Compare transform fault.
Origin of fracture zone
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Resistivity profiling in the gradient array delineated what was either a near-surface mine working or a fracture zone.
  • As the groundwater reaches the western side of the site it is captured in the fracture zone and extracted for treatment.

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