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1. A large mountain mass or compact group of connected mountains forming an independent portion of a range.
2. A large section or block of the earth's crust that is more rigid than the surrounding rock and has been moved or displaced as a unit.
[French, massive, massif, from Old French; see massive.]
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massif(ˈmæsiːf; French masif)
1. (Geological Science) a geologically distinct mass of rock or a series of connected masses forming the peaks of a mountain range
2. (Geological Science) a topographically high part of the earth's crust that is bounded by faults and may be shifted by tectonic movements
[C19: from French, noun use of massif massive]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
mas•sif(mæˈsif, ˈmæs ɪf)
1. a compact portion of a mountain range, containing one or more summits.
2. a band or zone of the earth's crust raised or depressed as a unit and bounded by faults.
[1515–25; < French, n. use of massif massive]
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massif- A compact group of mountains or a mountain range section; it first meant "building block" and the word massive is derived from that.
See also related terms for mountains.
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A mountain mass of ancient rocks partly dissected into separate peaks.
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massif[mæˈsiːf] N → macizo m
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massif[ˈmæsiːf] n → massif m
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n (Geog) → (Gebirgs)massiv nt
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