landform

noun
land·​form | \ˈlan(d)-ˌfȯrm \

Definition of landform 

: a natural feature of a land surface

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The storm was first spotted from above by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on May 30 as a localized event near Perseverance Valley, a landform being explored by the agency's Opportunity rover. Mike Wall, Space.com, "How the Curiosity Rover Detected a Monster Mars Dust Storm Will Surprise You," 28 Sep. 2018 Idaho is a veritable outdoor geologic museum with exceptional examples of almost all rock types, structures and landforms. idahostatesman, "Learn about Idaho geology, WWII refugee’s life in recent releases | Idaho Statesman," 23 Mar. 2018 Then the existing metal railing surrounding Sue and its landform will be removed. Steve Johnson And Phil Geib, chicagotribune.com, "The dismantling of Sue the T. rex at the Field Museum," 3 Feb. 2018 Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Michael Melford, National Geographic, "Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades," 9 Mar. 2017 On the ceiling of the cave, magnificent paintings illustrate the drama of the Seven Sisters creation story, in which the seven sisters of the constellation Pleiades, fleeing unwanted attention, created Australia's landforms. Smithsonian, "Learn more about Aboriginal Rock Art in the Northern Territory.," 7 Apr. 2017 While sailing to San Francisco on a foggy night in September 1923, the SS Cuba sank to the bottom of the ocean near San Miguel Island, a small landform lying just southwest of Santa Barbara, California. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Historic Shipwreck Transformed Into Thriving Marine Refuge," 26 July 2017 Interestingly, the USGS definition of the landform makes no attempt to translate the French roche moutonnée—and perhaps for good reason. Marnie Mcinnes, The Atlantic, "Why Geologists Think Glacial Mountains Look Like Sheep," 7 July 2017 Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Michael Melford, National Geographic, "Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades," 9 Mar. 2017

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1893, in the meaning defined above

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landform

noun

English Language Learners Definition of landform

geology : a natural feature (such as a mountain or valley) of the Earth's surface

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