Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A geologic structure in which all layers are inclined in the same direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unidirectional dip in strata that is not a part of an anticline or syncline
  • n. A single flexure in otherwise flat-lying strata

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A monoclinal fold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as monoclinal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same direction

Etymologies

mono- + -cline (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The simplest type of fold is called a monocline (Figure 2).

    Folding and faulting in the Earth's crust

  • Analysts at Mediobanca have estimated that Deutsche Bank has risk exposures of 150.7% of tangible equity, and it has a high exposure to commercial mortgages and monocline insurers, or insurers that provide guarantees to issuers of bonds, including mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt.

    Deutsche Profit Warning Raises Capital Worries

  • This monocline is easily accessible via two methods: road and river!

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • If you look closely, you can see a fold or monocline concealed partly by snow.

    Mylonitic Quartzite

  • The boy's corpse becomes the foundation for Burringurrah, an enormous red monocline in western Australia.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • HSBC HSBC Holding PLC said on March 3 that it made a total of $2.1 billion in write-downs on asset-backed securities and credit-trading positions, leveraged - and acquisition-financing positions, and monocline-credit exposures.

    Write-Downs in Europe

  • About three or four miles west of this junction the river enters the east slope of the east Kaibab monocline, and here the

    Our Italy

  • If you are a bank or regulated entity, and you have mortgage-backed securities that have been written by a AAA monocline company, you can carry that debt on your books as AAA.

    Agitprop: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Propaganda

  • An Upper Cretaceous sag pond deposit: Implications for recognition of local seismicity and surface rupture along the Kaibab monocline, Utah

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Even if in the unlikely event that the value of this portfolio were to drop to zero, along with CIBC's exposure to monocline bond insurers, the total hit to the bank's Tier One Capital ratio would be less than 45 basis points.

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