Geography Definitions

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Abrasion/corrasion - the grinding of rock fragments carried by a river and banks of the river.
Attrition - a process of erosion where transported particles hit against each other making the particles smaller and more rounded.
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Solution - the process by which river water reacts chemically with soluble minerals in the rocks and dissolves them.
Hydraulic Action - moving water which can undermine the river banks of force air into cracks within exposed rock, breaking the rock apart.
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Traction - the rolling of large rocks along the river bed, only in times of severe flood.
Saltation - the bounding of medium-sized load along the river bed.
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Suspension - the smallest load, like fine sand and clay, is held up continually within the river water.
Solution - soluble minerals dissolve in the water and are carried in solution.
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Source - is where the river begins usually in high ground.
Tributary- a small stream that flows into the main channel.
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Confluence - the point where two rivers meet.
Mouth - where the river ends. It may flow into the sea, a lake or another river.
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Hydraulic Action - moving water which can undermine the river banks of force air into cracks within exposed rock, breaking the rock apart.

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Solution - the process by which river water reacts chemically with soluble minerals in the rocks and dissolves them.

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Saltation - the bounding of medium-sized load along the river bed.

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Solution - soluble minerals dissolve in the water and are carried in solution.

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Tributary- a small stream that flows into the main channel.

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