Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, a region having an anticlinal structure; the central mass of a mountain range, considered as built up according to the views of those who adopt the theory that the axes of the great chains are metamorphosed sedimentary, and not eruptive, rocks. See geosynclinal.
- n. geology An upward bend or flexure of a considerable portion of the Earth's crust, resulting in the formation of anticlinoria.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geol.) An upward bend or flexure of a considerable portion of the earth's crust, resulting in the formation of a class of mountain elevations called
anticlinoria; -- opposed to geosynclinal.
- Ancient Greek the Earth + English anticlinal. (Wiktionary)
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