- The definition of a landslide is a situation when dirt, rock or other pieces of earth begin to slide down a mountain or slope, or when someone wins a contest by a big majority.
- An example of a landslide is when heavy rains cause dirt and earth to fall rapidly down a cliff, sometimes even carrying buildings down with them.
- An example of a landslide is when a candidate wins by 100 to 1.
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- the sliding of a mass of loosened rocks or earth down a hillside or slope
- the mass of loosened material sliding down
- an overwhelming majority of votes for one candidate or party in an election
- any overwhelming victory
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- a. The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock.b. The mass that slides. Also called landslip.
- a. An overwhelming majority of votes for a political party or candidate.b. An election that sweeps a party or candidate into office.
- A great victory.
- landˈslidˌing noun
landslide - Science Definition
- The rapid downward sliding of a mass of earth and rock. Landslides usually move over a confined area. Many kinds of events can trigger a landslide, such as the oversteepening of slopes by erosion associated with rivers, glaciers, or ocean waves; heavy snowmelt which saturates soil and rock; or earthquakes that lead to the failure of weak slopes.
- The mass of soil and rock that moves in this way.
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