A system or group of parallel mountain ranges together with the intervening plateaus and other features, especially in the Andes or the Rockies.
- In the western part, the Andean cordillera (system of mountain ranges) extends from north to south.
- Great mountain ranges known as cordilleras divide Spain into distinct natural regions.
- The mighty Andes Mountains divide into three long ranges - called cordilleras - that run the length of the country.
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