Hammond, Edwin H. Formerly, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
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A feature of the Earth's surface that rises high above its base and has generally steep slopes and a relatively small summit area. Commonly the features designated as mountains have local heights measurable in thousands of feet or many hundreds of meters, lesser features of the same type being called hills, but there are many exceptions. See also: Hill and mountain terrain
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