basin range

noun

Definition of basin range

: a mountain range that owes its present elevation essentially to faulting and tilting : a tilted fault block

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History and Etymology for basin range

from the Great Basin, region of the western U.S.

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“Basin range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basin%20range. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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