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Definition of Canyon

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channel, gully, deep narrow valley
Canyon Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The English form of the Spanish word Ca–on.
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\can"yon\ (?), n. the english form of the spanish word ca?on.
n : (north america) a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall [syn: canon]

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WordNet 2.0

1. a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
(synonym) canon
(hypernym) ravine
(part-meronym) canyonside
(classification) North America
Canyon Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Canyon Resources Corporation
Exchange: AMEX
Acquires, explores for, develops and produces mineral properties such as gold and silver.
Canyon National Bank
Exchange: OTCBB
Not Available
Canyon Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: TEXAS
Canyon Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fishery Glossary
A relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope, developed characteristically on some continental slopes. IHO/IOC (1985)
(1) A deep valley with steep to vertical walls; in karst frequently formed by a river rising on impervious rocks outside the karst area. (2) A deep, elongated cavity cut by running water in the roof or floor of a cave or forming a cave passage.
Canyon Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A canyon (occasionally spelled cañon) or gorge is a deep ravine between pairs of escarpments or cliffs and is most often carved from the landscape by the erosive activity of a river over geologic timescales. Rivers have a natural tendency to cut through underlying surfaces so will eventually wear away rock layers to lessen their own pitch slowing their waters; given enough time, their bottoms will gradually reach a baseline elevation—which is the same elevation as the body of water it will eventually drain into. This action, when the river source and mouth are at much different base elevations will form a canyon, particularly through regions where softer rock layers are intermingled with harder layers more resistant to weathering. Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau or table-land level. The cliffs form because harder rock strata that are resistant to erosion and weathering remain exposed on the valley walls. The word canyon is Spanish in origin (cañón, , meaning big caña, cane in English). The word canyon is generally used in the United States, while the word gorge is more common in Europe and Oceania, though gorge and ravine are also used in some parts of the United States and Canada. The military derived word defile is occasionally used in the United Kingdom.

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