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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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Le second message porte sur la decision de l'Europe d'aller de l'avant dans un soutien fort et tres massif avec la Tunisie pour faciliter la mise en oeuvre des reformes decidees par le gouvernement tunisien.
With plenty of improvement expected, and Kevin Manning choosing to ride the selection rather than Bolger runner, Massif Central gets the vote to open his account.
The discussion considers the geological structure of the Ksiaz Massif and the results of the absolute measurements of gravity which indicate the high stability of the gravitational field in the laboratory region, and thus a stable local water level in the Geodynamic Laboratory (GL) surroundings (Kaczorowski et al.
Morton Branzburg, Domenic Pacitti, Michael Yurkewicz and Michael Rittinger from Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP represented Massif.
It eclipses Hawaii's Mauna Loa, Earth's largest active volcano, which covers a mere 2,000 square miles, less than 2% of the size of the Tamu Massif.
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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Thirty-seven papers from the National Mining University of the Ukraine present research on mineral deposit development techniques, modeling mine workings with rock massif, methane extraction during coal mining, geomechanical processes during plow mining, and massif strain-stress management.