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thalweg (boundary)

Definition:

the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states

Class:

shape noun (2- and 3-dimensional shapes)

Plural:

thalwegs

Type of:

boundary » line » shape » attribute

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

talweg

Etymology:

German: Tal, Thal, valley (from Middle High German tal, from Old High German) +...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of thalweg...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Thalweg | valley way

in geography and fluvial geomorphology signifies the deepest continuous inline within a valley or watercourse system. In hydrological and fluvial landforms, the thalweg is a line drawn to join the lowest points along the entire length of a stream bed... (40 of 668 words, pronunciation)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Thalweg

Collins Dictionary:

thalweg | talweg

the longitudinal outline of a riverbed from source to mouth | the line of steepest descent from any point on the land surface (22 of 223 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thalweg

American Heritage Dictionary:

thalweg

The line defining the lowest points along the length of a river bed or valley. | A subterranean stream. (18 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thalweg

Oxford Dictionary:

thalweg

Syllabification: (thal·weg) | [geology] | a line connecting the lowest points of successive cross-sections along the course of a valley or river. (20 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/thalweg

thalweg [geology]

a line connecting the lowest points of successive cross-sections along the course of a valley or river (17 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thalweg

Wiktionary:

thalweg [geology, geography] | thalwege [plural] | thalwegs [plural] | talweg | talwege [plural] | talwegs [plural]

The line that connects the lowest points in a valley or river channel, and thus the line of fastest flow along a river's course. (24 of 50 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thalweg

Random House Dictionary:

thalweg

a line, as drawn on a map, connecting the lowest points of a valley. | [international law] the middle of the main navigable channel of a waterway that ... (27 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/thalweg

Macmillan British Dictionary:

boundary [countable] | boundaries [plural] | know no boundaries

something such as a line on a map that marks where one area of land ends ... | [plural] the limits of an activity or experience ; an imaginary point ... (29 of 210 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/boundary

Merriam-Webster:

boundary | boundaries [plural] | bound [synonym] | limit [synonym] | cap [synonym] | ceiling [synonym] | confines [synonym] | end [synonym] | extent [synonym] | ...

something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent (9 of 127 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/boundary

Cambridge Dictionary:

boundary

a real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something | the limit of a subject or principle (20 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/boundary

New World Dictionary:

boundary | boundaries [plural]

any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border (9 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/boundary

Encarta Dictionary:

thalweg | thalwegs [plural] | talweg: talwegs [plural] | talwegs [plural] | talweg

a line connecting the lowest points of successive cross sections through a river channel or valley (16 of 49 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719461​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

thalweg

Origin: German: Tal, Thal, valley (from Middle High German tal, from Old High German) + Weg, way (from Middle High ... (19 of 31 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thalweg

Oxford Dictionary:

thalweg

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: German, from obsolete Thal "valley, dale" + Weg "way"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/thalweg

Collins Dictionary:

thalweg | talweg

First use: 19th century

Origin: from German, from Thal valley + Weg way, path

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thalweg

Wiktionary:

thalweg [geology, geography] | thalwege [plural] | thalwegs [plural] | talweg

Origin: 19th century German Thal ("valley") + Weg ("way, course")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thalweg

Encarta Dictionary:

thalweg | thalwegs [plural] | talweg: talwegs [plural] | talwegs [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: German from obsolete Thal "valley" (now Tal) + Weg "path"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719461​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

thalweg

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "thalweg"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "thalweg" by speech synthesizer

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YourDictionary Audio:

thalweg

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thalweg" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

talweg | thalweg

Audio: British English pronunciation of "talweg"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/talweg

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