A general, encompassing term for most types of mass movement landforms and processes involving the downslope transport and outward deposition of soil and rock materials, caused by gravitational forces and which may or may not involve saturated materials. Names of landslide types generally reflect the dominant process and/or the resultant landform. The main operational categories of mass movement are fall (rockfall, debris fall, soil fall), topple (rock topple, debris topple, soil topple), slide (rotational landslide, block glide, debris slide, lateral spread), flow [ rockfall avalanche, debris avalanche, debris flow (e.g., lahar), earthflow, (creep, mudflow) ], and complex landslides.
   Compare: solifluction.
   SW & DV

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Landslide — es una canción escrita por Stevie Nicks e interpretada por Fleetwood Mac. Fue editada por primera vez en el álbum de 1975 Fleetwood Mac. Es la favorita entre los fans de Stevie Nicks, siendo exitosamente interpretada por varios artistas en los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • landslide — (n.) 1856, Amer.Eng., from LAND (Cf. land) (n.) + SLIDE (Cf. slide) (n.). Earlier was LANDSLIP (Cf. landslip), still preferred in Britain. Old English used eorðgebyrst in this sense; lit. earth burst. In the political sense, landslide lopsided… …   Etymology dictionary

  • landslide — [n1] landslip avalanche, earthfall, mudslide, rockslide, snowslide; concepts 509,524,786 landslide [n2] great victory advantage, clean sweep*, conquest, defeat, grand slam*, killing*, overthrow, superiority, sweep, triumph, win; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Landslide — Land slide , Landslip Land slip , n. 1. The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. The land which slips down. [1913 Webster] 3. An election victory in which the winning candidate receives a substantial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • landslide — ► NOUN 1) (chiefly Brit. also landslip) the sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff. 2) an overwhelming majority of votes for one party in an election …   English terms dictionary

  • landslide — ☆ landslide [land′slīd΄ ] n. 1. the sliding of a mass of loosened rocks or earth down a hillside or slope 2. the mass of loosened material sliding down 3. an overwhelming majority of votes for one candidate or party in an election 4. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Landslide — This article is about the geological phenomenon. For other uses, see Landslide (disambiguation). Rockslide redirects here. For the comic book character, see Rockslide (comics). Computer simulation of a slump landslide in San Mateo County,… …   Wikipedia

  • landslide — /land sluyd /, n., v., landslid, landslid or landslidden, landsliding. n. 1. the downward falling or sliding of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on or from a steep slope. 2. the mass itself. 3. an election in which a particular victorious… …   Universalium

  • landslide — noun 1 fall of earth or rocks VERB + LANDSLIDE ▪ cause, trigger ▪ The floods caused a landslide. LANDSLIDE + VERB ▪ destroy sth ▪ The town was destroyed by a …   Collocations dictionary

  • landslide — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌslaɪd] / US [ˈlændˌslaɪd] noun [countable] Word forms landslide : singular landslide plural landslides 1) a heavy fall of earth and rocks down the side of a mountain or steep slope 2) a situation in which a person or political party… …   English dictionary

  • landslide — [[t]læ̱ndslaɪd[/t]] landslides 1) N COUNT A landslide is a victory in an election in which a person or political party gets far more votes or seats than their opponents. He won last month s presidential election by a landslide... The NLD won a… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.