Embayment meaning

ĕm-bāmənt
A bay or baylike shape.
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The formation of a bay.
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A bay or baylike formation.
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A bay.
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The process by which a bay is formed.
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The definition of an embayment is a recess in a coast line or an indentation off of a shore line that forms a bay.

An area of the coastline in Tampa Florida where Tampa Bay slightly indents and a bay is formed is an example of an embayment.

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Origin of embayment

  • em- +‎ bay +‎ -ment

    From Wiktionary