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Definitions for escarpment
ɪˈskɑrp məntes·carp·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escarpment, scarpnoun

    a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

  2. escarpment, escarp, scarp, protective embankmentnoun

    a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

Wiktionary

  1. escarpmentnoun

    A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach.

  2. Etymology: From escarpement.

Wikipedia

  1. Escarpment

    An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that forms as a result of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively level areas having different elevations. The terms scarp and scarp face are often used interchangeably with escarpment. Some sources differentiate the two terms, with escarpment referring to the margin between two landforms, and scarp referring to a cliff or a steep slope. In this usage an escarpment is a ridge which has a gentle slope on one side and a steep scarp on the other side. More loosely, the term scarp also describes a zone between a coastal lowland and a continental plateau which shows a marked, abrupt change in elevation caused by coastal erosion at the base of the plateau.

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  1. escarpment

    An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that forms as a result of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations. It is often found along the edge of a plateau or separating landscapes of different heights.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Escarpmentnoun

    a steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach. See Scarp

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. escarpement.]

Wikidata

  1. Escarpment

    An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. escarpment

    Ground cut away nearly vertically about a position, in order to render it inaccessible to the enemy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of escarpment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of escarpment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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