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Definition of rainforest

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Definition as written by Terry:

A dense evergreen forest, located in tropical regions, receiving an annual rainfall of 100 inches (2.5 meters) or more.

Definition as written by darylmitchell:

Rainforests are also located in mid-latitude regions, and are referred to as temperate rainforests. These typically have a minimum annual rainfall of 2000-3000 mm, and are located close to an ocean or inland sea and a coastal mountain range. Temperate rainforests are found along the Pacific coasts of the U.S. and Canada, southern Chile, southwest New Zealand, Tasmania (Australia), southwest Japan, Georgia and Turkey in Asia, and central Norway.

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