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intermontane

[in-ter-mon-teyn]
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adjective
  1. located between mountains or mountain ranges: an intermontane lake.
Also in·ter·moun·tain [in-ter-moun-tn] /ˌɪn tərˈmaʊn tn/.

Origin of intermontane

1800–10, Americanism; < Latin inter- inter- + montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane
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Examples from the Web for intermontane

Historical Examples

  • Excepting the mining regions, the population of mountainous countries is apt to be found mainly in the intermontane valleys.

    Commercial Geography</p>

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The intermontane valleys between the Andean ranges have the climate of the temperate zone; wheat and sheep are produced.

    Commercial Geography</p>

    Jacques W. Redway


British Dictionary definitions for intermontane

intermontane

adjective
  1. occurring or situated between mountain rangesan intermontane basin
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