- Series of more or
less parallel ridges, all of which formed within a single
geosyncline or on its borders.
Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982.
Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
- A complex, connected series of several more or less parallel mountain
ranges and mountain systems grouped together without regard to similarity
of form, structure, and origin, but having a general longitudinal
arrangement or well-defined trend; e.g., the Mediterranean mountain chain
of southern Europe. See also: cordillera AGI
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