from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Geology A fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a common crest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fold with strata sloping downwards on each side.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A structure of bedded rocks in which the beds on both sides of an axis or axial plane dip away from the axis; an anticlinal. Contrassted with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as anticlinal.
A recent report estimates there were 60 percent fewer wintering mule deer on part of the anticline in 2009 compared with 2001, and 28 percent fewer mule deer in 2009 compared with 2005.
The Sequatchie Valley is structurally associated with an anticline, where erosion of broken rock to the south of the Crab Orchard Mountains scooped out the linear valley.
It occupies another concavity 10 km west of Lake Enriquillo, separated from it by the Jimaní anticline.
Structurally associated with an anticline, where erosion of broken rock scooped out the linear valley, it is composed mostly of Mississippian to Ordovician-age limestones, dolomites, and shales, with some low, cherty ridges.
There are 516 miles of new roads constructed on the anticline, with half the fields developed.
After more than two years of development, the BLM reported that 11,000 vehicle trips onto the anticline were made during December 2005.
A new study of pronghorns using the winter range on the anticline was released in January 2006, but it was difficult to draw conclusions from it.
The energy companies operating on the anticline were supposed to have been bound by restrictions to protect wildlife during the winter, but the local BLM office granted exemptions in eight out of 10 requests.
Figure 6: The following illustration shows two anticline folds which are inclined.
An anticline is a convex up fold in rock that resembles an arch-like structure with the rock beds (or limbs) dipping way from the center of the structure (Figure 3).