terrane

terrane

[tuh-reyn, ter-eyn]
noun Geology.
any rock formation or series of formations or the area in which a particular formation or group of rocks is predominant.
Also, terrain.


Origin:
1815–25; spelling variant of terrain

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terrane or terrain (ˈtɛreɪn)
 
n
1.  a series of rock formations, esp one having a prevalent type of rock
2.  an allochthonous, fault-bounded section of the earth's crust
 
[C19: see terrain]
 
terrain or terrain
 
n
 
[C19: see terrain]

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