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Rift Valley

 (rĭft)

rift valley

n.
A valley that has developed along a rift, especially one bounded by normal faults.

rift valley

n
(Geological Science) a long narrow valley resulting from the subsidence of land between two parallel faults, often associated with volcanism. The East African Rift Valley is an example

gra•ben

(ˈgrɑ bən)

n.
a portion of the earth's crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has dropped downward in relation to adjacent portions.
[1895–1900; < German: ditch]

rift valley

1. A long, narrow valley having normal geologic faults on either side. Rift valleys usually form where the Earth's outer layer (the lithosphere) has become thin because of plate-tectonic processes. See more at tectonic boundary.
2. The deep undersea valley located along the center of the mid-ocean ridge.

rift valley

A long narrow trough where land has sunk between two in-facing parallel faults; also called a graben.
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Noun1.rift valley - a valley with steep sides; formed by a rift in the earth's crust
vale, valley - a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
Translations

rift valley

nfossa tettonica
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All participants were seronegative for IgG and IgM antibodies against Rift Valley virus, which indicates that the study population had never been exposed to the virus.
The absence of Rift Valley virus infection among the studied population does not mean it is absent in other areas in Jordan.