mountain range

a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line.
a series of mountains, or of more or less parallel lines of mountains, closely related, as in origin.
an area in which the greater part of the land surface is in considerable degree of slope, upland summits are small or narrow, and there are great differences in elevations within the area (commonly over 2000 feet, or 610 meters).

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mountain range
a series of adjoining mountains or of lines of mountains of similar origin

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Example sentences
New species evolve when some geographic barrier-a mountain range, an ocean, a
  glacier-divides a population.
In that study the researchers also used a climate simulation to show that the
  soot could help melt the mountain range's glaciers.
No, they were falling behind a nearby mountain range.
Palaces, souks and a nearby mountain range make this city an easy choice.
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