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English definition of “mountain”

mountain

noun [C] (HIGH PLACE)   /ˈmɑʊn·tən/
a raised part of the earth’s surface, larger than a hill: the Blue Ridge Mountains We’re spending the weekend in the mountains (= an area with mountains). The Rockies form the biggest North American mountain range (= group of mountains).
(Definition of mountain noun (HIGH PLACE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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