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Riss

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Pronunciation: /rɪs
 
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Definition of Riss in English:

noun

[usually as modifier] Geology
1The penultimate Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps, possibly corresponding to the Saale of northern Europe.
Example sentences
  • Gunz, Mindel, Riss and Wurm are the names of four ice ages.
1.1The system of deposits laid down during the Riss glaciation.

Origin

early 20th century: from the name of a tributary of the River Danube in Germany.

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