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Physical Features

island land area smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water
strait narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water
gulf large body of water protected by surrounding land that flows into an ocean
river water flowing downhill into a larger body of water; large natural stream that runs through land
plains area of level land covered with grasses
isthmus narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses
bay small body of water that is part of a large body of water and is protected by a surrounding shoreline
volcano mountain created as liquid rock or ash erupts from inside the earth
plateau area of flat rolling land at a high elevation
peninsula large area of land extending into a sea or ocean surrounded by water on three sides
mountain land that rises sharply from surrounding land
delta flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth
glacier large, thick body of slow moving ice
source a place where a river or stream begins, often in highlands
mouth place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water
tributary small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream
basin area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevation
sea large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
Created by: cmstech



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