paired terrace

paired terrace

[¦perd ′ter·əs]
(geology)
One of two stream terraces that face each other at the same elevation from opposite sides of the stream valley and represent the remnants of the same floodplain or valley floor. Also known as matched terrace.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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