Crevice vs. Crevasse

By Jaxson

  • Crevasse

    A crevasse is a deep crack, or fracture, found in an ice sheet or glacier, as opposed to a crevice that forms in rock. Crevasses form as a result of the movement and resulting stress associated with the shear stress generated when two semi-rigid pieces above a plastic substrate have different rates of movement. The resulting intensity of the shear stress causes a breakage along the faces.

  • Crevice (noun)

    A narrow crack or fissure, as in a rock or wall.

  • Crevice (verb)

    To crack; to flaw.

  • Crevasse (noun)

    A crack or fissure in a glacier or snowfield; a chasm.

  • Crevasse (noun)

    A breach in a canal or river bank.

  • Crevasse (noun)

    A discontinuity or “gap” between the accounted variables and an observed outcome.

  • Crevasse (verb)

    To form crevasses.

  • Crevasse (verb)

    To fissure with crevasses.


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