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formation type A world vegetation type which has a relatively uniform appearance and life-forms. A formation is a geographically distinct component of a formation type. For example, the tropical rain forest is a formation type, which has a number of formations, each with a distinctive structure and physiognomy. The term ‘biome’ is nearly synonymous with ‘formation type’, and ‘formations’ are also known as ‘regions’. A formation type is generally regarded as climatic climax vegetation.

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formation type

formation type A world vegetation type which has a relatively uniform appearance and life-forms. A formation is a geographically distinct component of a formation type. For example, the tropical rain forest is a formation type, which has a number of formations, each with a distinctive structure and physiognomy. The term ‘biome’ is nearly synonymous with ‘formation type’, and ‘formations’ are also known as ‘regions’. A formation type is generally regarded as climatic climax vegetation.

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"formation type." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 11 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"formation type." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved December 11, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/formation-type-0