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1. A bay or baylike shape.
2. The formation of a bay.


a shape resembling a bay


(ɛmˈbeɪ mənt)

a bay or baylike formation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulfembayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
bight - a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Guantanamo Bay - an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
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Gulf Coast, the Oligocene Vicksburg and Frio Formations contain major petroleum reservoirs in the Rio Grande embayment.
Second, we describe the structure of the Embayment based on published accounts of the exposed and sub-surface geology, and our own field observations.
Theseus shows similarities to the Beverley and 4 Mile uranium deposits in the Frome Embayment of South Australia.
TVA then will immediately begin the longer-term phase of recovery of the Swan Pond Embayment near Swan Pond Road and Swan Pond Circle Road that is addressed by the memorandum.
1) located along the Gaspe peninsula were chosen according to the following criteria: presence of an embayment, natural rocky shores and wave action gradient (exposed, semi exposed and sheltered sites) associated with the embayment.
This paper presents preliminary results from coring in Silver Lake, Michigan (Figures 1 and 2), that establish a chronology for the Silver Lake embayment.
The Peoria Loess caps two regionally prominent topographic highs in the Northern Mississippi Embayment (NME), Crowley's Ridge, Arkansas and the Chickasaw Bluffs, Tennessee.
Stearns (1957), in his study of the Cretaceous and Tertiary stratigraphy of the northern Mississippi Embayment, noted that near-surface Paleocene sands, below the basal "1,400-foot sand" of the Wilcox Group, graded downdip (toward the Embayment axis) into shales like those of the underlying Porters Creek Formation.
Of over 300 spreads of potboilers discovered in survey of the Wissey Embayment, only eight could be classified as mounds; most are flat and shallow (Crowson pers.
A newly identified embayment feature situated on the south side of the main Tootoo ultramafic body provides an understanding on the controls of mineralization.
MC is also planning to produce LNG in its production facilities that are going to be built on the western coast of British Columbia by using the natural gas produced from this shale gas project and the shale gas project in the Cordova Embayment, and to export the output to Japan and the Asian region.
The Company believes this new work constitutes a major independent geophysical and geological assessment and 'expert peer review' of the prospective resources potentially within the Kimberley Downs Embayment feature contained within of the Backreef Area.