Orocline definition

(geology) A mountain belt whose process of deformation is visible.
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(geology) Any mountain belt with significant curvature.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
orocline
Plural:
oroclines

Origin of orocline

  • Coined by Carey in 1955. ("The orocline concept in geotectonics", Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 89: 255-288)

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