Pacific-type coast

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Pacific-type coast (longitudinal-type coast) A coast that borders or lies within a mountain chain, so its subsidences and fractures follow the grain of the folding. This type of coast was first recognized by Eduard Suess. Compare ATLANTIC-TYPE COAST; see also DALMATIAN-TYPE COAST.

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