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rift valley

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rift valley

noun

geology : a long, steep valley formed when two parallel rifts form in the Earth's crust and the land between them sinks

Full Definition of RIFT VALLEY

:  an elongated valley formed by the depression of a block of the earth's crust between two faults or groups of faults of approximately parallel orientation

First Known Use of RIFT VALLEY

1894

Rift Valley

geographical name

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