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Alluvial fan   /ˌælˈuviəl fæn/   Listen
Alluvial fan

A fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out.  Synonym: alluvial cone.

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... For example, in teaching the meaning of alluvial fans in geography, a teacher might seek to awaken the interpreting ideas by merely stating in words the characteristic of a fan. This would involve telling the pupils that an alluvial fan is a formation on the floor of a main river valley, resulting from the depositing of detritus carried down the steep side of the valley by a tributary stream and deposited in the form of a fan, when the force of the water is weakened as it enters the more level floor of the ...
— Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education • Ontario Ministry of Education

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