landform

/ˈlændfɔm / (say 'landfawm)

noun
1. any of the numerous features which make up the surface of the earth, as plain, plateau, canyon.
verb (t)
2. to shape (terrain) by means of grading, planing, and the construction of features such as hills, channels, lakes, etc.
landforming, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • landform —    Any physical, recognizable form or feature on the earth s surface, having a characteristic shape, internal composition, and produced by natural causes; a distinct individual produced by a set of processes. Landforms can span a large size (e.g …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • landform — (n.) 1893; see LAND (Cf. land) (n.) + FORM (Cf. form) (n.). Perhaps immediately from Ger. Landform …   Etymology dictionary

  • landform — ► NOUN ▪ a natural feature of the earth s surface …   English terms dictionary

  • landform — [land′fôrm΄] n. any topographic feature on the earth s surface, as a plain, valley, hill, etc., caused by erosion, sedimentation, or movement …   English World dictionary

  • Landform — In the earth sciences and geology sub fields a landform or physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape, as part of the terrain, and as such, is typically an element… …   Wikipedia

  • landform — /land fawrm /, n. Geol. a specific geomorphic feature on the surface of the earth, ranging from large scale features such as plains, plateaus, and mountains to minor features such as hills, valleys, and alluvial fans. [1890 95; LAND + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • landform — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌfɔː(r)m] / US [ˈlændˌfɔrm] noun [countable] Word forms landform : singular landform plural landforms a feature on the Earth s surface such as a mountain or a valley …   English dictionary

  • landform — [[t]læ̱ndfɔrm[/t]] landforms also land form N COUNT A landform is any natural feature of the Earth s surface, such as a hill, a lake, or a beach. This small country has an amazing variety of landforms. ...glacial land forms …   English dictionary

  • landform — noun Date: 1893 a natural feature of a land surface …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Landform — Als Landformen oder Geländeform (auch Geländeformation, Erdform) werden in den Geowissenschaften die typischen Ausprägungen der regionalen Landschaft und des lokalen Geländes bezeichnet, wie sie je nach geologischen und geophysikalischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • landform — noun /ˈlænd.fɔːm,ˈlænd.fɔɹm/ Any geological feature, such as a mountain or valley …   Wiktionary

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