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Fiord vs. Fjord

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Fiordnoun

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

Fjordnoun

A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.

Fiordnoun

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

Fjordnoun

See Fiord.

Fjordnoun

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

Fjordnoun

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

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Fjord

In geology, a fjord or fiord (alternatively fyord) ( (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, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Kamchatka, the Kerguelen Islands, New Zealand, Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Labrador, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Quebec, Scotland, South Georgia Island, Isla de los Estados, and Washington state.

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