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intermontane

[ in-ter-mon-teyn ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈmɒn teɪn /
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adjective
located between mountains or mountain ranges: an intermontane lake.
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Also in·ter·moun·tain [in-ter-moun-tn]. /ˌɪn tərˈmaʊn tn/.

Origin of intermontane

1800–10, Americanism;<Latin inter-inter- + montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus-ane
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How to use intermontane in a sentence

  • Excepting the mining regions, the population of mountainous countries is apt to be found mainly in the intermontane valleys.

    Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
  • What is true of the larger intermontane valleys is true also of the narrow stream valleys of mountain and plateau regions.

    Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
  • The intermontane valleys between the Andean ranges have the climate of the temperate zone; wheat and sheep are produced.

    Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway

British Dictionary definitions for intermontane

intermontane
/ (ˌɪntəmɒnˈteɪn) /

adjective
occurring or situated between mountain rangesan intermontane basin
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