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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
desert plateau in E Asia, chiefly in Mongolia: c. 500,000 sq mi (1,294,995 sq km)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A desert of southeast Mongolia and northern China. It consists mainly of a series of shallow alkaline basins.