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RIA

abbr.
radioimmunoassay

ria

(ˈriːə)
n
(Physical Geography) a long narrow inlet of the seacoast, being a former valley that was submerged by a rise in the level of the sea. Rias are found esp on the coasts of SW Ireland and NW Spain
[C19: from Spanish, from rio river]

RIA

abbreviation for
(Education) Royal Irish Academy

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A drowned river valley, forming a long, narrow, funnelshaped inlet at right angles to the sea.
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05 Goodwood A large natural harbour in Dorset, Poole harbour is a drowned valley (ria) formed at the end of the last ice age.
There's a drowned valley like the Swift River Valley of Massachusetts, where four towns were flooded in 1939 to create the Quabbin Reservoir to supply drinking water to Boston.
NO DROWNED VALLEYS FOR 'UKWATER GRID' WARNING OF REBELLION ON WATER SUPPLY DROUGHT-HIT communities in England should pay if water is piped over the border from Wales, community leaders said yesterday.