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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].
Stages of deformation and displacement of an undermined massif can be schematized within the framework of the model shown in Fig.
model is based on classical concepts of displacement of underworked stratified rock massif.
On s'attend a un afflux massif au cours de ce mois d'aout, selon les officiels.
The oldest massif of the complex, the Ogna - Egersund massif (1000 - 1300 m.