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Vocabulary Term Details

Landforms

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landform)

A landform in the earth sciences comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape. As part of the terrain a landform is an element of topography. Landform elements also include land such as hills, mountains, plateaus,canyons,valleys, seascape and oceanic waterbody interface features such as bays, peninsulas, seas and so forth, including sub-aqueous terrain features such as mid-ocean ridges, volcanoes,and the great ocean basins. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Physiographic features
Aeolian landforms
Coastal and oceanic landforms
Erosion landforms
Fluvial landforms
Lacustrine landforms
Mountain and glacial landforms
Volcanic landforms
Geomorphology

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
11-Dec-2013

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