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versant

[ vur-suhnt ]
/ ˈvɜr sənt /
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noun

a slope of a mountain or mountain chain.
the general slope of a country or region.

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Origin of versant

1850–55; <French, noun use of present participle of verser to turn <Latin versāre, frequentative of vertere to turn; see verse, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for versant

versant
/ (ˈvɜːsənt) /

noun

rare the side or slope of a mountain or mountain range
the slope of a region
C19: from French, from verser to turn, from Latin versāre
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