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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moun′tain range`(n.)

  1. a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line or related in origin.

    Category: Geography (terms)

Origin of mountain range:

1825–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains(noun)

    a series of hills or mountains

    "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

Wiktionary

  1. mountain range(Noun)

    A series of adjoining mountains, often in a line.

  2. mountain range(Noun)

    A series of lines of mountains.

Freebase

  1. Mountain range

    A mountain range or mountain belt is a geographic area containing numerous geologically related mountains. A mountain system or system of mountain ranges sometimes is used to combine several geological features that are geographically related. Mountain ranges are usually segmented by highlands or mountain passes and valleys. Individual mountains within the same mountain range do not necessarily have the same geologic structure or petrology. They may be a mix of different orogenic expressions and terranes, for example thrust sheets, uplifted blocks, fold mountains, and volcanic landforms resulting in a variety of rock types.


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mountain range(noun)

a row of mountains.

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