Definitions for landslideˈlændˌslaɪd; ˈlændˌslɪp

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  1. landslide(noun)

    an overwhelming electoral victory

    "Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide"

  2. landslide, landslip(noun)

    a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff

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  1. landslide(Noun)

    A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.

  2. landslide(Noun)

    A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.

    The candidate won by a landslide.

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  1. Landslide(noun)

    the slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc

  2. Landslide(noun)

    the land which slips down

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  1. Landslide

    A landslide or landslip is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rockfalls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, there are other contributing factors affecting the original slope stability. Typically, pre-conditional factors build up specific sub-surface conditions that make the area/slope prone to failure, whereas the actual landslide often requires a trigger before being released.


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