anticline definition by Webster's New World
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Geol. a sharply arched fold of stratified rock from whose central axis the strata slope downward in opposite directions
Origin: ; from anticlinal, modeled on incline, decline
anticline definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a common crest.
anticline - Science Definition
A fold of rock layers that slope downward on both sides of a common crest. Anticlines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be as small as a hill or as large as a mountain range. Compare syncline.