Outcrop meaning

out'krŏp'
A portion of bedrock or other stratum protruding through the soil level.
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To protrude above the soil, as rock formations.
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A breaking forth; specif., the emergence of a mineral from the earth so as to be exposed on the surface.

An outcrop of a vein of coal.

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Any rock formation exposed on the surface or, sometimes, covered by a thin layer of soil, gravel, etc.
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To emerge from the earth in this way.
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To break forth.
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An area of visible bedrock that is not covered with soil.
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A piece of land that stands out (usually into water) from the land surrounding.
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A coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground.
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The part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.
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(geology, of a stratum) To come out to the surface of the ground.
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Origin of outcrop

out crop to appear on the surface