barrier island

French translation: île-barrière

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English term or phrase:barrier island
French translation:île-barrière

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07:54 Mar 29, 2009
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Science - Geology
Additional field(s): Geography
English term or phrase: barrier island
Definition from CENGAGE learning:
A ridge of sand that runs parallel to the main coast but is separated from it by a bay or lagoon. Barrier islands range from 10 to 100 kilometers in length and from 2 to 5 kilometers in width. A barrier island may be as high as 6 meters above sea level. barrier reef A long, narrow reef that runs parallel to the main coast but is separated from it by a wide lagoon.

Example sentence(s):
  • Many people own vacation homes or condominiums on barrier islands, and more barrier islands are being developed for tourism. However, barrier islands are fragile, constantly changing ecosystems that are important for coastal geology and ecology. HowStuffWorks
  • The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and ongoing educational programs that promote stewardship of the area’s fragile natural resources. Environmentally Endangered Lands Program
  • Because of the lack of development, North Captiva Island is one of the last barrier islands home to bobcats and river otters. Barrier island Beach Rental
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île-barrière
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Subst. fém. Île étirée, disposée devant une CÔTE, et parallèlement à elle ; elle est souvent associée avec d’autres îles-barrières pour former devant la TERRE FERME une protection quasi continue. Les îles-barrières sont généralement des dunes HOLOCÈNES dont l’arrière-pays a été ennoyé par la TRANSGRESSION.
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île-barrière


Definition from Institut océanographique:
Subst. fém. Île étirée, disposée devant une CÔTE, et parallèlement à elle ; elle est souvent associée avec d’autres îles-barrières pour former devant la TERRE FERME une protection quasi continue. Les îles-barrières sont généralement des dunes HOLOCÈNES dont l’arrière-pays a été ennoyé par la TRANSGRESSION.

Example sentence(s):
  • Durant les derniers millénaires de la période postglaciaire, l’île de Sable s’est érigée en île-barrière tandis que le niveau de la mer a monté lentement sur le plateau continental. - L’Encyclopédie canadienne  
  • Le parc d’État Delnor-Wiggins Cet espace de loisirs, séparé du continent par des mangroves et des chenaux de marées, est une étroite île-barrière. - Visit Florida  
  • Il prévoit le re-profilage de la plate-forme submergée de la flèche littorale et du canal de marée et également le rechargement de l’île-barrière pour protéger les territoires lagunaires. - Revue Paralia  
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Yes  Amandine Dezécache: ("Ile de cordon libre" existe aussi bien que moins fréquent)
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Yes  Monique Laville: http://www.ledictionnairevisuel.com/terre/geologie/configura...
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