Keyword Definition

(a) Any body of running water that moves under gravity to progressively lower levels, in a relatively narrow but clearly defined channel on the surface of the ground, in a subterranean cavern, or beneath or in a glacier. It is a mixture of water and dissolved, suspended, or entrained matter. (b) A term popularly applied to a brook (as in Maine) or to a small river. (c) The water flowing in a stream. (d) A term used in quantitative geomorphology interchangeable with channel.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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