Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® 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 syncline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as anticlinal.

Etymologies

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anti- + -cline

Examples

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  • ...and thus belongs on my back-formations list! Thanks for the reminder, slumry.

    July 11, 2007

  • Interestingly, this is a back formation from anticlinal. I did not know that.

    July 11, 2007