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coal measures Syllabification: coal meas·ures

Definition of coal measures in English:

plural noun

A series of strata of the Carboniferous period, including coal seams.
Example sentences
  • They are, however, used locally in Pennsylvanian coal measures, and in the Upper Cretaceous.
  • More recently, sequence stratigraphic interpretations have been made on these carbonate coal measures.
  • The Upper Permian Heshan Formation in the Heshan coalfield of central Guangxi is represented by coal measures formed on a shallow-water carbonate platform.
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