Great Rift Valley

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Great Rift Valley

also Rift Valley
A system of geologic depressions in southwest Asia and eastern Africa extending from the Jordan River valley to Mozambique. The region is marked by vulcanism and by a series of faults caused by tectonic action.
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Great Rift Valley

n
(Placename) the most extensive rift in the earth's surface, extending from the Jordan valley in Syria to Mozambique; marked by a chain of steep-sided lakes, volcanoes, and escarpments
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Great′ Rift′ Val′ley


n.
a series of rift valleys running from the Jordan Valley in SW Asia to Mozambique in SE Africa.
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Noun1.Great Rift Valley - ( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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