What Is a Meander in Geography?


A meander in geography is a bend in a supple watercourse. It is created when the moving water in a stream wear away the outer banks and broaden its valley. A stream of any quantity may take up a meandering course.
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A meander is a bend in a river which will eventually erode to form an ox-bow lake which is a thing in a river!A meander is formed around a ox-bow lake.
( mē′an·dər ′plān ) (geology) A plain built by the meandering process, or a plain of lateral accretion.
meander: a bend or curve, as in a stream or river; an aimless amble on a winding course; to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
Deltas throughout the world share several characteristics. First, rivers with deltas have a large drainage basin where water drains into the river. Second, the rivers carry a large
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In geography, a meander in general is a bend in a sinuous watercourse. A meander is formed when the moving water in a river erodes the outer banks and widens its valley. A stream of any volume may assume a meandering course, alternatively eroding sediments from the outside of a bend and depositing them on the inside. The result is a snaking pattern as the stream meanders back and forth across its down valley axis.
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