Definitions

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  • n. A large syncline with superimposed smaller folds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mountain range owing its origin to the progress of a geosynclinal, and ending in a catastrophe of displacement and upturning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given by J. D. Dana to a mountain having a general synclinal structure, or originated by means of a geosynclinal.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek to lay together + mountain. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The scene of the trial in the great synclinorium of Greeba Castle -- exhibiting contemporaneous carboniferous tuffs, soft argillaceous rocks with choriambic fossils as well as later dolerite dykes, amid which the feline amenities of the Princess were illustrated with miraculous agility by Miss Agneesh

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 15, 1920

  • Drilling was focused on the Central Mineralised Zone which overprints metasediments occupying the hinge and inner limbs of a NW-facing, SW-plunging, reclined synclinorium which plunges gently SW from the historical open pit.

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