landform

[ land-fawrm ]
/ ˈlændˌfɔrm /

noun Geology.

a specific geomorphic feature on the surface of the earth, ranging from large-scale features such as plains, plateaus, and mountains to minor features such as hills, valleys, and alluvial fans.

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Origin of landform

First recorded in 1890–95; land + form
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British Dictionary definitions for landforms

landform
/ (ˈlændˌfɔːm) /

noun

geology any natural feature of the earth's surface, such as valleys and mountains
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Scientific definitions for landforms

landform
[ lăndfôrm′ ]

A recognizable, naturally formed feature on the Earth's surface. Landforms have a characteristic shape and can include such large features as plains, plateaus, mountains, and valleys, as well as smaller features such as hills, eskers, and canyons.
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