terrane

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Variant form of terrain.

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terrane (plural terranes)

  1. (geology) A block of the Earth's crust that differs from the surrounding material, and is separated from it by faults.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 195:
      The mountain belt came together as an accretion of terranes.

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