cataclinal definition

  • adjective:
    • running in the direction of the plunge in surrounding rock strata; -- of valleys and streams. Opposite of anaclinal.
    • of valleys and rivers; running toward the dip in surrounding rock strata
  • others:
    • Sloping: a descriptive term placed on a dip-slope; that is, a land-surface which employs the plunge of the underlying strata.

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