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land·form

 (lănd′fôrm′)
n.
One of the features that make up the earth's surface, such as a plain, mountain, or valley.

landform

(ˈlændˌfɔːm)
n
(Geological Science) geology any natural feature of the earth's surface, such as valleys and mountains

land•form

(ˈlændˌfɔrm)

n.
a specific geomorphic feature on the surface of the earth, ranging from large-scale features such as plains and mountains to minor features such as hills and valleys.
[1890–95]

land·form

(lănd′fôrm′)
Any recognizable, naturally formed feature on the Earth's surface. Landforms have a characteristic shape and can include such large features as plains, plateaus, mountains, and valleys, as well as smaller features such as hills, eskers, and canyons.

landform

A distinctive natural configuration of the land surface.
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As these are mentioned, corresponding photos are projected and identified so that every child has a basic idea of all the landforms elicited from their classmates.
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Williamson acknowledges his argument may strike many as "old-fashioned," by which he means his focus on soil and landforms.
The landforms across the plateau include plateau land, terraced land, sloping land and gully bottoms; the land uses include woodland, grassland, orchard and farmland.