piedmont plain

   A plain extending outwards from the base of a mountain system [16].

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  • Piedmont (United States) — Piedmont is a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the main Appalachian Mountains, stretching from New Jersey in the north to central Alabama in the south. The Piedmont province is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Piedmont — • A region of northern Italy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Piedmont     Piedmont     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • piedmont — [pēd′mänt΄] adj. [after Piedmont, Italy < L Pedimontium < pes (gen. pedis), FOOT + mons (gen. montis), MOUNT1] at the base of a mountain or mountains [a piedmont stream] n. a piedmont area, plain, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Piedmont — [pēd′mänt΄] 1. hilly upland region of the E U.S., between the Atlantic coastal plain & the Appalachians, stretching from SE N.Y. to central Ala. 2. region of NW Italy, on the Swiss & French borders: 9,807 sq mi (25,400 sq km); pop. 4,303,000;… …   English World dictionary

  • Piedmont — /peed mont/, n. 1. a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. 2. Italian, Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,540,822; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 …   Universalium

  • Piedmont Triad — The Piedmont Triad, or Triad, is a north central region of the U.S. state of North Carolina that consists of the area within and surrounding the three major cities of Greensboro, Winston Salem, and High Point. This close group or triad of cities… …   Wikipedia

  • piedmont —    (adjective)    Lying or formed at the base of a mountain or mountain range; e.g., a piedmont terrace or a piedmont pediment. (noun) An area, plain, slope, glacier, or other feature at the base of a mountain; e.g., a foothill or a bajada. In… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • piedmont glacier —   a glacier formed when a valley glacier spills from an alpine range onto a lowland plain …   Geography glossary

  • Piedmont — Pied•mont [[t]ˈpid mɒnt[/t]] n. 1) geg a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachians, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama 2) geg Italian, Piemonte a region in NW Italy. 4,377,229; 11,335 sq …   From formal English to slang

  • Geography of Piedmont — The Geography of Piedmont is that of a territory predominantly mountainous, 43.3%, but with extensive areas of hills which represent 30.3% of the territory, and of plains (26.4%).To the north and to the west Piedmont is surrounded by the Alps, to …   Wikipedia

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