synclinal definition by Webster's New World
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- sloping downward in opposite directions so as to meet
- of, formed by, or forming a syncline
Origin: ; from Classical Greek synklinein, to incline together ; from syn-, together plush klinein, to lean
synclinal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Sloping downward from opposite directions to meet in a common point or line.
- Geology Relating to, formed by, or forming a syncline.