geological formation


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Noun1.geological formation - (geology) the geological features of the earthgeological formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
aquifer - underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
beach - an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
cave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
cliff, drop-off, drop - a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
delta - a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water; "the Mississippi River delta"; "the Nile delta"
diapir - a domed rock formation where a core of rock has moved upward and pierced through the more brittle overlying strata
folium - a thin layer or stratum of (especially metamorphic) rock
foreshore - the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark
ice mass - a large mass of ice
lakefront - land bordering a lake
massif - a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
monocline - a geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same direction
mouth - the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water; "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
oceanfront - land bordering an ocean
chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range of mountains, range, chain - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
relict - geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared
ridgeline, ridge - a long narrow range of hills
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean
shore - the land along the edge of a body of water
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
natural spring, outpouring, fountain, spring, outflow - a natural flow of ground water
scree, talus - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
mineral vein, vein - a layer of ore between layers of rock
crater, volcanic crater - a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
wall - a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain)
groundwater level, water table, water level - underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water; "spring rains had raised the water table"
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The geological formation of that portion of the American Union, which lies between the Alleghanies and the Rocky Mountains, has given rise to many ingenious theories.
I must study the geological formation of that hill," he continued, with interest.
This was taken in ill part by a great many people, who persisted in believing that Flintwinch was lying somewhere among the London geological formation.
On his own small estate the growling old vagabond threw up his own mountain range, like an old volcano, and its geological formation was Dust.
Critique: The Adirondack Mountains are an unusual geological formation located in the northeastern lobe of Upstate New York in the United States.
A drill stem test (DST) is a procedure for testing the pressure, quality and productive capacity of a geological formation during the drilling of a well.
For instance, in Pennsylvania there are more than 100 surface water monitoring stations for 86,000 miles of rivers and streams and almost 4,000 lakes, reservoirs and ponds - yet 80% of Pennsylvania's land mass is included in the Marcellus Shale geological formation.
The terminal will serve oil producers targeting the Delaware Basin, a geological formation that spans west Texas and southeastern New Mexico.
PEAT, AMK, and SPA are exploration licenses located within the Pamaluan and Pulau Balang geological formation with bituminous coal at potentially high calorific values.
It plans to build water collection, treatment and injection facilities to pump as much as one million barrels per day (bpd) of water into the Wara geological formation to maintain reservoir pressure and production levels at the field.
His giant patterns of fire on earth conjure images of geological formation, religious purification, and life's destruction" and "The explosion events conflate, collapse, and complicate distances between 'the seen and unseen worlds' of matter and energy, between ancient and contemporary notions of time, and between human life and natural and man-made chaos" are devastating sentences, and reading them one after another, walking up the museum's winding rotunda, is as tizzying as the art.
Conceived as a stratified geological formation (an Esker), a series of steel and timber frames deform to create a silhouette intended to echo the neighbouring Dolomite mountains.

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