AskDefine | Define craters

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  1. Plural of crater

Extensive Definition

Crater may refer to:
In landforms:
  • Impact crater, caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet
  • Volcanic crater or caldera, formed by volcanic activity
  • Subsidence crater, from an underground (usually nuclear) explosion
  • A maar crater, a relief crater caused by a phreatic eruption or explosion
  • pit crater, a crater that forms through sinking of the surface and not as a vent for lava

See also

  • Krater, a Greek vessel used to mix wine and water (the original meaning)
craters in Catalan: Cràter
craters in German: Krater
craters in Spanish: Cráter
craters in Esperanto: Kratero
craters in French: Cratère
craters in Korean: 구덩이
craters in Croatian: Krater (razdvojba)
craters in Italian: Cratere
craters in Hebrew: מכתש
craters in Swahili (macrolanguage): Kasoko
craters in Latin: Crater
craters in Hungarian: Kráter
craters in Dutch: Krater
craters in Polish: Krater
craters in Russian: Кратер
craters in Simple English: Crater
craters in Finnish: Kraatteri (täsmennyssivu)
craters in Turkish: Krater
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