Anticline meaning

ăntĭ-klīn
A fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a common crest.
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(geol.) A sharply arched fold of stratified rock from whose central axis the strata slope downward in opposite directions.
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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.
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(geology) A fold with strata sloping downwards on each side.
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Origin of anticline

  • anti- +‎ -cline

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