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Record 1 2011-06-03

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
DEF

An area bordering, or within, an orogenic belt on the internal side, away from the foreland.

CONT

In the hinterland, rocks are plastically deformed, significant metamorphism accompanies deformation, and the crystalline rocks that compose basement are extremely deformed.

OBS

hinterland: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
DEF

Masse continentale située à l'arrière d'une chaîne plissée, c'est-à-dire du côté des zones internes.

CONT

Ces éléments ont été mobilisés par altération pédogénétique de roches de l'arrière-pays ardenno-rhénan.

OBS

[Le terme] arrière-pays est préféré par le bon usage.

OBS

arrière-pays : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

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