Definitions for "Terrane"
A group of rocks having a common age or origin; -- nearly equivalent to formation, but used somewhat less comprehensively.
1. A formation or group of formations. 2. The area or surface over which a particular rock or group of rocks is prevalent.
a term applied to a group of related rocks and to the area in which they crop out. Adjacent terranes do not have rocks which formed in the same geogra-phical area or were formed by similar geological processes.
A region or limited area considered with reference to some special feature; as, the terrane of a river, that is, its drainage basin.
A particular region or locale. (Note spelling, not terrain; term refers to a region regardless or topography.)