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Cavern Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cavern n
  1. any large dark enclosed space; "his eyes were dark caverns"
  2. a large cave or a large chamber in a cave v : hollow out as if making a cavern [syn: cavern out]
Cavern Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cavern \Cav"ern\, n. [L. caverna, fr. cavus hollow: cf. F. caverne.] A large, deep, hollow place in the earth; a large cave.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cavern'

A cave or cavern is a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter. Some people suggest that the term cave should only apply to natural cavities some part of which is in total darkness; however, in popular usage, the term includes smaller spaces like sea caves, rock shelters, and grottos.

Speleology is the science of exploration and study of all aspects of caves and the environment which surrounds the caves. Exploring a cave for recreation or science may be called caving, potholing, or, in Canada and the United States, spelunking (see Caving).

The formation and development of caves is known as speleogenesis. Caves are formed by various geologic processes. These may involve a combination of chemical processes, erosion from water, tectonic forces, microorganisms, pressure, atmospheric influences, and even digging.

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  • Cavern Club steps in to save Beatles fan's Liverpool hen do
    Melanie Hughes thanks people of Merseyside for helping out after party nightmare Read more on this news related to 'Cavern'
  • Large amount of magma accumulated in a week
    Dyngjujökull glacier Saturday night. The subterrainean cavern under the Dyngjujökull glacier, that has been stretching northeast from Bárðarbunga, has now reached out from under the glacier, according to geophysicists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Read more on this news related to 'Cavern'
  • Meze Palace: Mark Taylor reviews this hidden Bristol Lebanese restaurant that is too good not to share
    There has been a restaurant in this subterranean cavern on Small Street for as long as I can remember, but it still remains a new discovery for many people on a daily basis. Read more on this news related to 'Cavern'

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