or intermont adjective Etymology: Latin mont-, mons mount Date: 1807 situated between mountains <
an intermontane basin

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  • Intermontane — In ter*mon tane, a. [Pref. inter + L. montanus belonging to a mountain, fr. mons, montis, mountain.] Between mountains; as, intermontane soil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermontane — ☆ intermontane [in΄tər män′tān΄, in΄tərmän tān′ ] adj. [< INTER + L montanus, of a mountain < mons (gen. montis), MOUNTAIN] between or among mountains: also intermountain [in′tər mount΄ n, in΄tər mount′ n] …   English World dictionary

  • Intermontane — In geography, an intermontane is a feature that lies between mountains. The term refers to plateaus and basins formed by geologic processes. Intermontane plateaus are usually flat open highlands formed when land has been uplifted by tectonic… …   Wikipedia

  • intermontane — /in teuhr mon tayn/, adj. located between mountains or mountain ranges: an intermontane lake. Also, intermountain /in teuhr mown tn/. [1800 10, Amer.; < L inter INTER + montanus, equiv. to mont (s. of mons) MOUNT2 + anus ANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • intermontane — in•ter•mon•tane [[t]ˌɪn tərˈmɒn teɪn[/t]] adj. ecl geo located between mountains or mountain ranges: an intermontane lake[/ex] Sometimes, in ter•moun′tain [[t] ˈmaʊn tn[/t]] Etymology: 1800–10; < L inter inter +mont , mōns mount II …   From formal English to slang

  • intermontane — in·ter·mon·tane …   English syllables

  • intermontane — /ɪntəmɒnˈteɪn/ (say intuhmon tayn) adjective 1. of or relating to a region that lies between mountains. –noun 2. such a region …   Australian-English dictionary

  • intermontane — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Intermontane (plaque tectonique) — Plaque Intermontane Plaque Intermontane [[Fichier:|250px|Carte de la Plaque Intermontane]] Éponyme Îles Intermontane Composition Plaque principale Frontières …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Intermontane Plate — The Intermontane Plate was an ancient oceanic tectonic plate, that lay on the west coast of North America about 195 million years ago. The Intermontane Plate had a chain of volcanic islands called the Intermontane Islands. The Intermontane… …   Wikipedia

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