Canadian Shield

Canadian Shield
An area of very old bedrock surrounding Hudson Bay, and covering about half the land area of Canada.
Syn: Laurentian Shield, Laurentian Plateau, Precambrian Shield

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  • Canadian Shield — The Canadian Shield mdash; also called the Laurentian Plateau, or Bouclier Canadien (French) mdash; is a large geological shield covered by a thin layer of soil that forms the nucleus of the North American or Laurentia craton. It has a deep,… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Shield — Geol. the extensive region making up much of northern and central Canada underlain by Precambrian rocks that have been eroded to produce a low shieldlike profile. [1920 25] * * * One of the world s largest geologic continental shields, centred on …   Universalium

  • Canadian Shield — Kanadischer Schild Der Kanadische Schild (auch: Laurentischer Schild) ist der geologische Kern des nordamerikanischen Kontinents. Er umfasst die nördliche Hälfte des Halbkontinents und besteht aus Gesteinen, die zum Teil mehrere Milliarden Jahre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Canadian Shield — /kæˌneɪdiən ˈʃild/ (say ka.naydeeuhn sheeld) noun a triangular area of Pre Cambrian rock in eastern Canada and the north eastern US. About 4 828 000 km2. Also, Laurentian Shield …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Canadian Shield — or Laurentian Plateau geographical name plateau region E Canada & NE United States extending from Mackenzie River basin E to Davis Strait & S to S Quebec, NE Minnesota, N Wisconsin, NW Michigan, & NE New York including the Adirondacks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Canadian Shield — noun a large plateau that occupies more than 40% of the land area of Canada; it extends from the Great Lakes northward to the Arctic Ocean • Syn: ↑Laurentian Plateau, ↑Laurentian Highlands • Instance Hypernyms: ↑tableland, ↑plateau • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Midwestern Canadian Shield forests — The Midwestern Canadian Shield forests ecoregion, in the Taiga and Boreal forests Biome, are of northern Canada. Contents 1 Setting 2 Flora 3 Fauna 4 Threats …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Forces — Canadian Armed Forces Forces armées canadiennes Emblem of the Canadian Forces Current form 1968 Service branches …   Wikipedia

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