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graben

gra·ben

 (grä′bən)
n.
A usually elongated depression between geologic faults.

[German Graben, from Middle High German grabe, trench, from Old High German grabo, from graban, to dig; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

graben

(ˈɡrɑːbən)
n
(Physical Geography) an elongated trough of land produced by subsidence of the earth's crust between two faults
[C19: from German, from Old High German graban to dig]

gra•ben

(ˈgrɑ bən)

n.
a portion of the earth's crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has dropped downward in relation to adjacent portions.
[1895–1900; < German: ditch]
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