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Meaning of "continental shield" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTINENTAL SHIELD

continental shield  [ˌkɒntɪˈnɛnt əl ʃiːld] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTINENTAL SHIELD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Continental shield is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTINENTAL SHIELD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of continental shield in the English dictionary

The definition of continental shield in the dictionary is any of the large, low-lying areas in the Earth's crust that are composed of Precambrian crystalline rocks.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTINENTAL SHIELD


battlefield
ˈbætəlˌfiːld
Bloomfield
ˈbluːmˌfiːld
chesterfield
ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld
Enfield
ˈɛnfiːld
enshield
ɪnˈʃiːld
field
fiːld
Garfield
ˈɡɑːˌfiːld
greenfield
ˈɡriːnˌfiːld
gumshield
ˈɡʌmˌʃiːld
Huddersfield
ˈhʌdəzˌfiːld
Mansfield
ˈmænsˌfiːld
outfield
ˈaʊtˌfiːld
sealed
siːld
Sheffield
ˈʃɛfiːld
shield
ʃiːld
Springfield
ˈsprɪŋˌfiːld
sun-shield
ˈsʌnˌʃiːld
Wakefield
ˈweɪkˌfiːld
windshield
ˈwɪndˌʃiːld
yield
jiːld

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTINENTAL SHIELD

continence
continency
continent
Continental
continental breakfast
continental climate
Continental Congress
continental crust
continental divide
continental drift
continental glacier
continental quilt
continental shelf
Continental System
continentalism
Continentalist
continentally
continently
contingence
contingencies

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTINENTAL SHIELD

airfield
Baltic Shield
biological shield
Canadian Shield
dress shield
Hatfield
heat shield
hold the field
human shield
in the field
Laurentian Shield
leave the field
leg shield
ozone shield
Ranfurly Shield
riot shield
Scandinavian Shield
Sheffield Shield
the shield
water shield

Synonyms and antonyms of continental shield in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «continental shield» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTINENTAL SHIELD

Find out the translation of continental shield to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of continental shield from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «continental shield» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

陆盾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escudo continental
570 millions of speakers

English

continental shield
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महाद्वीपीय ढाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

درع القاري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

континентальный щит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escudo continental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহাদেশীয় ঢাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bouclier continental
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perisai benua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Continental Schild
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大陸シールド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대륙의 방패
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perisai kontinental
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lá chắn lục địa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்டல் கேடயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युरोपीय ढाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kıta kalkanı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scudo continentale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tarcza kontynentalna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

континентальний щит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scut continental
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηπειρωτική ασπίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kontinentale skild
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontinentala sköld
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kontinentale skjold
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of continental shield

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTINENTAL SHIELD»

The term «continental shield» is barely ever used and occupies the 204.471 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTINENTAL SHIELD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about continental shield

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTINENTAL SHIELD»

Discover the use of continental shield in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to continental shield and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
The continental shield is the broad plain that lies over the 600 million-year-old layer of Precambrian rock. This shield forms a large part of the mass of all of the continents. Each continent can be divided into three sections: the shield young ...
James S. Trefil, 2001
2
Characteristics of Chinese Petroleum Geology: Geological ...
The development of the continental shield refers to the creation of a large scale, tectonically stable, matured crust of the earth. The continental shield is a crystalline basement that is predominantly made of gray color gneiss with a geological ...
Chengzao Jia, 2013
3
Geography - Terms & Concepts
... LLLLLOOPOOPOOPOOPOOP —Circuit of moving fluid, such as air or. C.35C. 35C.35C.35C.35 Continental Shield Continental Shield Continental Shield Continental Shield Continental Shield.
Husain
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Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Also, continental platform. continental shield Geology, a massive area of exposed basement rocks in a craton, theoretically indicating the point of origin of continental growth. Also, continental nucleus. continental slope Geology, the steeply ...
Christopher G. Morris, 1992
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U.S. Geological Survey professional paper
For convenience Poldervaart divided the lithosphere into four structural divisions : the deep oceanic region, the suboceanic region, the continental shield region, and the region of young folded belts. The deep oceanic and suboceanic regions  ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1967
6
Crust of the Earth: A Symposium
C0m1705ition of continental shield sediments $10. 1 TiOa l A110; 1 mo. 1 FeO l MnO | MgO I CaO INazO 1 K20 \ no. | co, 'Total Per cent 60.6 0.4 8.9 l 2.4 l 1.2 tr. 1 2.9 '10.6| 0.8 l 2.1 l 0.1 10.0 100.0 Mass (X 101' tons) 84.8 0.6 12.4 i 3.4 l 1.7 ...
Arie Poldervaart, 1955
7
Sand and Sandstone
stone is about 26 percent (based on 43 percent sand in continental-shield regions and 18 percent in the younger folded belt). Horn and Adams ( 1966) likewise noted that the proportion of sand in the continental-shield area ...
F. J. Pettijohn, 1987
8
Magmas, Rocks and Planetary Development: A Survey of ...
The continental shield areas occupy about 20 per cent of the surface of the Earth. They are usually tectonically stable, and often contain old nuclei of Archean age. A typical continental shield area contains a 0.5km thick layer of sedimentary ...
Eric A. K. Middlemost, 2014
9
Global Continental Changes: The Context of Palaeohydrology
The river valleys are broad and have a well developed terrace structure. Island formation is typical for these parts of the rivers (Fig. 3). In Central Siberia rivers flow across the continental shield. Here river valleys also have a beaded structure ...
Julia Branson, Anthony Gavin Brown, Kenneth John Gregory, 1996
10
Glossary of Geology
contact erosion valley continental shield contact erosion valley A valley eroded along a line of weakness at the contact between two different types of rock. contact goniometer A goniometer that measures the solid angle between two crystal ...
Julia A. Jackson, James P. Mehl, Klaus K. E. Neuendorf, 2005

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTINENTAL SHIELD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term continental shield is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Four Things That Turn America into the 'Tornado Super Bowl'
The northern regions of the country, meanwhile, offer the third geographical ingredient – a vast “continental shield” that extends from Western ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 14»
2
Guyana's Gold Boom Brings Pollution and Conflict
... the ongoing dispute as “a battle for control of Guyana's rivers”, noting that the Guiana Continental Shield that includes Guyana, Suriname and ... «Inter Press Service, Jul 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Continental shield [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/continental-shield>. Mar 2020 ».
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