meaning of anticline

anticline meaning in General Dictionary

A structure of bedded rocks in which the bedrooms on both edges of an axis or axial airplane dip out of the axis an anticlinal Contrassted with syncline

anticline meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1867, earlier anticlinal (1849, by ellipsis from anticlinal fold), from anti- "against" + Greek klinein "to slim, slope" (see lean (v.)). Form assimilated to incline.

Sentence Examples with the word anticline

Where they dip away from the axis of movement the structure is termed an anticline or anticlinal fold; where they dip towards the axis, it is a syncline or synclinal fold.

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