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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An upward bend or flexure of a considerable portion of the Earth's crust, resulting in the formation of anticlinoria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The 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.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek the Earth + English anticlinal. (Wiktionary)

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