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mountain system

noun
1.
a series of interconnected or geologically related mountain ranges.
Also called mountain chain.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • At that time these rocks were at depth in a geologically active mountain system.
  • To create a mountain system might take several million medium size earthquakes over tens of millions of years.
  • South and north of this mountain-valley-mountain system, the mountain ranges merge and the separating valley disappears.
  • Faults of varying magnitude have been mapped throughout the mountain system.
  • The total precipitation also decreases on each range as one proceeds through a mountain system to the leeward side.

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