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1. The slope of a side of a mountain or mountain range.
2. The general slope of a region.

[French, present participle of verser, to turn, from Old French, from Latin versāre, to turn frequently; see versatile.]


1. (Geological Science) rare the side or slope of a mountain or mountain range
2. (Physical Geography) the slope of a region
[C19: from French, from verser to turn, from Latin versāre]


(ˈvɜr sənt)

1. a slope of a mountain or mountain chain.
2. the general slope of a country or region.
[1850–55; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.versant - the side or slope of a mountainversant - the side or slope of a mountain; "conifer forests cover the eastern versant"
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"


Having good knowledge of:
Idiom: up on.
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