Origin of anticlinefrom anticlinal, modeled on incline, decline
Geol. a sharply arched fold of stratified rock from whose central axis the strata slope downward in opposite directions
A fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a common crest.
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.
anti- + -cline
- The particular bed marked EF has been entirely removed by denudation from the top of the anticline, and is buried deep beneath the centre of the syncline.
- (I) The first is the great anticline of the Pennine Hills which dominates the northern half of England from the Scottish border to Derby.
- Of England are the two Tertiary basins of London and Hampshire, separated by the dissected anticline of the Weald.
- 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.
- (I-17) thrown into an anticline (AA') and syncline (BB').