anticline definition

  • noun:
    • Geology A fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a standard crest.
    • A fold with strata sloping downwards on each side.
    • A structure of bedded stones when the beds on both edges of an axis or axial airplane plunge from the axis; an anticlinal. Contrassted with syncline.
    • Same as anticlinal.
    • Geology the fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a standard crest.
    • A fold with strata sloping downwards on each part.
    • A structure of bedded stones where the beds on both edges of an axis or axial jet plunge away from the axis; an anticlinal. Contrassted with syncline.
    • identical to anticlinal.

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