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  • n. A depression of the strata on one side of a fault

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See throw, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a dislocation of the strata by which any bed of rock or seam of coal has been brought into a position lower than that it would otherwise have occupied. See dislocation and fault.

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