barrier island

Ukrainian translation: бар'єрний острів

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English term or phrase:barrier island
Ukrainian translation:бар'єрний острів

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14:57 Feb 1, 2010
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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.

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  • 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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бар'єрний острів
Definition:
Довгий, низький, вузький піщаний острів, утворений під дією хвиль та розташований паралельно берегу, від якого відділений лагуною.
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бар'єрний острів


Definition from own experience or research:
Довгий, низький, вузький піщаний острів, утворений під дією хвиль та розташований паралельно берегу, від якого відділений лагуною.

Example sentence(s):
  • В особливій небезпеці перебувають прибережні селища, мешканців яких доведеться негайно евакуювати, як тільки під водою опиниться бар'єрний острів Чукотського моря. - Live Journal  
Vadim Khazin
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Yes  Dmitriy Vysotskyy
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