Rift

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  • a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  • a narrow fissure in rock
  • a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"

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  • a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds" ,
  • a narrow fissure in rock ,
  • a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Rift'


  • Rift: side. Where rifts remain above sea level they form a rift valley, which may be filled by water forming a rift lake. The axis of the rift area may contain
  • Rift Valley Province: Rift Valley Province (Swahili: Bonde la Ufa) of Kenya, bordering Uganda, was one of Kenya's 8 provinces, before the Kenyan general election, 2013. Rift
  • East African Rift: The East African Rift (EAR) is an active continental rift zone in East Africa. The EAR began developing around the onset of the Miocene, 22–25 million
  • Great Rift Valley: For other uses, see Great Rift Valley (disambiguation). The Great Rift Valley is a name given to the continuous geographic trench, approximately 6,000
  • Rift zone: Not to be confused with rift or rift valley. A rift zone is a feature of some volcanoes, especially shield volcanoes, in which a linear series of
  • Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia: The Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, (or Main Ethiopian Rift or Ethiopian Rift Valley) is a branch of the East African Rift that runs through Ethiopia in
  • Midcontinent Rift System: The Midcontinent Rift System (MRS) or Keweenawan Rift is a 2,000 km (1,200 mi) long geological rift in the center of the North American continent and south-central
  • Rift Valley: Syria East African Rift, a system of rifts in East Africa Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift Great Rift Valley, Kenya, part
  • Asunción Rift: Asunción Rift is a composite graben and rift in eastern Paraguay. The rift is at some localities filled with up to 2500 m of sediments. The rift has a width
  • Rift valley: Not to be confused with Rift zone. For other uses, see Rift Valley (disambiguation). A rift valley is a linear-shaped lowland between

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