geanticlinal definition

  • noun:
    • An upward flex or flexure of a considerable percentage of the Earth's crust, leading to the forming of anticlinoria.
    • An upward bend or flexure of a large percentage of the planet earth's crust, resulting in the synthesis of a course of hill elevations called anticlinoria; -- against geosynclinal.
    • In geology, a region having an anticlinal construction; the main size of a mountain range, thought to be built up in line with the views of these who follow the idea that the axes for the great stores are metamorphosed sedimentary, and never eruptive, rocks. See geosynclinal.
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