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1. A bay or baylike shape.
2. The formation of a bay.


a shape resembling a bay


(ɛmˈbeɪ mənt)

a bay or baylike formation.
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Noun1.embayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulfembayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
bight - a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Guantanamo Bay - an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
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The anterior margin forms a deep and rounded embayment of the posterior part of the nuchal gap.
Geologically the Cameron Cobalt property is located within the Cobalt Embayment in the Southern Province of the Canadian Shield where Huronian Supergroup sedimentary rocks lay unconformably overly Archean basement rocks.
com/topic/Mycenaean) Mycenaeans who lived around the Aegean Sea, the embayment in the northeastern Mediterranean that today is surrounded by Greece and Turkey.
Law Enforcement in Action--In November 2016, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens observed an elderly angler catching and keeping 47 bluegills on Lake Onalaska, a large embayment of the Mississippi River on Pool 7.
They focused on a region of accelerated glacial melting known as the Amundsen Sea Embayment, and a high-resolution map of the area's ocean floor confirmed cavities beneath the Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers--two of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world.
But using airborne radar to make direct measurements along many miles of the grounding lines of three West Antarctic glaciers that flow into a body of water called the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Khazendar and his colleagues determined that between 2002 and 2009, the glaciers retreated at the fastest speed ever recorded in West Antarctica, melting from the undersides upwards.
The semiclosed embayment of the Amvrakikos Gulf, a national park (11989/08 KYA) belonging to the EU Natura 2000 Network, and characterized as a Ramsar Convection Site is situated in Western Greece (the Ionian Sea), constitutes an important habitat for the smooth scallop Flexopecten glaber and the variegated scallop Chlamys varia.
The research studied the geomorphology of three massifs in the southern Ellsworth Mountains in the heart of the Weddell Sea embayment.
The area lies within the alluvial deposits of southwestern Nigeria basin, which is an integral part of the Dahomeyan Embayment (Fig.
As a young grad student in Peru in 1980, 1 happened to visit some old shell midden sites along an ancient, now-dry embayment near Chimbote, Peru's top fishing port.
This suggests that Serenichthys was using a shallow, waterweed-filled embayment of the estuary as a nursery, as many fish do today," says Gess.
Mountain--front sinuosity is an index that reflects the balance between erosional forces that tend to cut embayment into a mountain front and tectonic forces that tend to produce a straight mountain front coincident with active range-boundary fault.