rift

  1. a gap between cloud masses
  2. a narrow fissure in rock
  3. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

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rift

Crack in a rock. On a large scale it refers to the separation of plates on fault areas, forming a depression in the earth.
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Rift

In geology, a rift is a linear zone where the Earth`s crust and lithosphere are being pulled apart and is an example of extensional tectonics. Typical rift features are a central linear downfaulted depression, called a graben, or more commonly a half-graben with normal faulting and rift-flank uplifts mainly on one side. Where rifts remain above s....
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Rift

• (v. i.) To belch. • (n.) A shallow place in a stream; a ford. • (v. t.) To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds. • p. p. of Rive. • (n.) An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure. • (v. i.) To burst open; to split.
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rift

(graben) A valley caused by extension of the Earth
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rift

noun a narrow fissure in rock
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Rift

Rift intransitive verb 1. To burst open; to split. Shak. « Timber . . . not apt to rif with ordnance.» Bacon. 2. To belch. [ Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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Rift

Rift noun [ Written also reft .] [ Danish rift , from rieve to rend. See Rive .] 1. An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure. Spenser. 2. A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
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Rift

Rift transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rifted ; present participle & verbal noun Rifting .] To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds. Longfellow. « To dwell th...
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Rift

Rift obsolete past participle of Rive . Spenser.
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rift

A fracture or crack in a planet's surface caused by extension. On some volcanoes, subsurface intrusions are concentrated in certain directions; this causes tension at the surface and also means that there will be more eruptions in these 'rift zones.'
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rift

A long narrow trough, generally on a continent, bounded by normal faults, a graben with regional extent. Formed in places where the forces of plate tectonics are beginning to split a continent. (Example: East African Rift Valley).
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rift

A long, narrow crack in the entire thickness of the Earth's crust, which is bounded by normal faults on either side and forms as the crust is pulled apart.
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rift

A long, narrow, high and straight cave passage controlled by planes of weakness in the rock. Cf. fissure.
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Rift

A shallow or rocky place in a stream, forming either a ford or a rapid.
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rift

A valley formed at a divergence zone or other area of extension.
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rift

n. A long, narrow crack in the entire thickness of the Earth's crust, which is bounded by normal faults on either side and forms as the crust is pulled apart; v. To split the Earth's crust; rift zone- n. The area on continents where a trough bounded by normal faults is forming; the site of crustal extension, similar to that which occurs at mid-ocea...
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rift

n. A long, narrow crack in the entire thickness of the Earth's crust, which is bounded by normal faults on either side and forms as the crust is pulled apart; v. To split the Earth's crust; rift zone- n. The area on continents where a trough bounded by normal faults is forming; the site of crustal extension, similar to that which occurs at mid-ocea...
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Rift

Region where the crust has split apart, usually marked by a rift valley (e.g., East African Rift, Rhine Graben).
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rift

split crack dissension 
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Rift

The most pronounced direction of splitting or cleavage of a stone. Rift and grain may be obscure, as in some granites, but are important in both quarrying and processing stone.
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Rift

Zone between two diverging tectonic plates. The mid-oceanic ridge is an area where such plate divergence is occurring.
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rift

[n] - a gap between cloud masses 2. [n] - a narrow fissure in rock
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