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Geographical terms

terms a - d

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absolute location exact location of a place on the Earth described by global coordinates.
basin area of land drained by a river and its branches; area of land surrunded by lands of higher elevation.
bay part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally smaller than a gulf.
canyon deep and narrow valley with steep walls.
cape point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean.
channel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway.
cliff steep, high wall of rock, Earth, or ice.
continent one of the seven large landmasses on the Earth.
delta flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth.
divide stretch of high land that separates river systems.
downstream direction in which a river or stream flows from its source to its mouth.
Created by: vroshong