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Synonyms for rift

Synonyms for rift

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

Synonyms for rift

a gap between cloud masses

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a narrow fissure in rock

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

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Although the lives of roughly 300 residents of Rawsah area have been affected by the land rifts, they have no plan to stop working in their nearby qat farms and relocate to another location.
He said it was unfortunate that some vested interests are propagating against the team by involving its players in a rift to stir controversies prior to its one-day series.
Cheema added it was unfortunate that some vested interests are propagating against the team by involving its players in a rift to stir controversies prior to its one-day series, adding the team is fully united and there is no rift between Hafeez or Misbah or any other player and all the players are looking to one-day series with renewed zeal.
In Afar, that continental rift meets two ocean rifts, one bisecting the Red Sea and the other the Gulf of Aden.
investigate the effects of pre-existing weaknesses on rift architecture with numerical experiments that confirm rotation of normal faults to low angles, and stress how such weaknesses can be dominating factors in determining the mode of deformation.
Rifts, Promise of Power and character likenesses are trademarks or registered trademarks owned and licensed by Palladium Books, Inc.
With a degree from the University of Rhode Island, she is now firmly entrenched in marine studies of rifts and divergent continental margins, and currently heads the Framework Studies group for the Branch of Atlantic Marine Geology at USGS.
Presents overviews of sequence stratigraphy in rifts and structural controls on clastic and carbonate sedimentation-critical to the exact mapping of the most lucrative hydrocarbon locations by exploration geologists
Ancient human ancestors inhabited some of the rawest land on Earth, amid the East African Rift Valley.
The three faulting models proposed at propagating rifts involve items found in nearly every household: decks of cards and a bookshelf.
The mineralized horizon trends north-south parallel to regional rifts and dips from 5 degrees to 50 degrees to the east.
All enquiring minds can tune into the N-Gage Arena website for two live chat events, featuring key members of the development team and the brain behind the brilliance - the creator of the original pen and paper game and Rifts storyline, Kevin Siembieda
Geologists think that most new seafloor rifts develop where plates are youngest and weakest--at their birthing places.
Using seismic waves from earthquakes and underground explosions in much the same way doctors utilize X-rays to look inside the human body, geologists are painting the most detailed pictures ever of the Earth's great rifts.
Potthoff, the order calls for Keco to support RIFTS by delivering two additional Automated Pump Stations (APS), manufactured at its Florence, Kentucky facilities, and seven additional hose reels called Emplacement Retrieval Devices (ERDs), produced by fellow Engineered Support subsidiary Systems & Electronics Inc.