Fiord vs. Fjord - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Fjord

    Geologically, a fjord or fiord ( (listen), (listen)) is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier. There are many fjords on the coasts of Alaska, Antarctica, British Columbia, Chile, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Kamchatka, the Kerguelen Islands, New Zealand, Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Labrador, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Quebec, Scotland, South Georgia Island, and Washington state. Norway's coastline is estimated at 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi) with nearly 1,200 fjords, but only 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) when fjords are excluded.

Wiktionary

  • Fjord (noun)

    A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Fjord (noun)

    a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.

Webster Dictionary

  • Fiord (noun)

    A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.

  • Fjord (noun)

    See Fiord.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Fiord (noun)

    a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway

  • Fjord (noun)

    a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway

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