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- adj. Having one oblique inclination; applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having one oblique inclination; -- applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In geology, dipping in one direction: said of a zone of stratified rocks throughout which the strata all incline toward the same point of the compass.
- n. A monoclinal fold or flexure. See I.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction
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The whole region has been subjected to many displacements, both flexures of the monoclinal type and faults.
The Cliff Ruins of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-95, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 73-198
But that the trough is a true valley of fracture is proved by the fact that on either side it is bounded by fault scarps and monoclinal folds.
On the east it descends four thousand feet by a monoclinal fold, which passes into a fault towards the north.
At sometime in the later part of the Cretaceous period the first breaks took place, changing the structure of the range from symmetrical to monoclinal and outlining the present form of the Sierra Nevada. "
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