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water parting

Definitions of water parting
  1. noun
    a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    synonyms: divide, watershed
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    examples:
    Great Divide
    that part of the continental divide formed by the Rocky Mountains in the United States
    types:
    continental divide
    the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)
    type of:
    line
    a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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