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massif

1. a geologically distinct mass of rock or a series of connected masses forming the peaks of a mountain range
2. a topographically high part of the earth's crust that is bounded by faults and may be shifted by tectonic movements

massif

[ma′sēf]
(geology)
A massive block of rock within an erogenic belt, generally more rigid than the surrounding rocks, and commonly composed of crystalline basement or younger plutons.
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This method envisages development of quantitative approaches to coordination of the above indicators: Massif SSS parameters and its gas-dynamic characteristics [11].
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Sager and his team of geologists have now assembled data proving the Tamu Massif is actually a single, monolithic volcano, rather than a collection of smaller ones.
By integrating several sources of evidence, including core samples and data collected on board the JOIDES Resolution research ship, the authors have confirmed that the mass of basalt that constitutes Tamu Massif did indeed erupt from a single source near the center.
Tamu Massif is believed to be about 145 million years old, and it became inactive within a few million years after it was formed.
On s'attend a un afflux massif au cours de ce mois d'aout, selon les officiels.
The native cattle involved in the project, farmed by Adam Waugh, will be the only livestock grazing the Cheviot massif this summer.
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My adventure around Quebec City, the new Le Massif gourmet train and on to the charming Charlevoix region was a French Canadian feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds.
This was disappointing news for me, as I was due start the new year in style with a full moon train ride across the Bernina massif.
At least four populations were found in Sao Paulo State: two in the inshore islands, a small population in Serra do Mar massif, and a larger one in Serra de Paranapiacaba massif (Fig.
TEAM Sky were left seething in quiet after Juan Antonio Flecha and Vacansoleil's Johnny Hoogerland were yesterday wiped out by a television vehicle as an incident-packed Tour de France suffered further casualties in the Massif Central.