Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large upward fold of the earth's crust.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, an anticlinal or arching fold which involves a great thickness of strata and affects a large area; a broad dome formed by the warping of the earth's crust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology, geography A large-scale anticline; a large upward lift in the earth's surface.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek γῆ ("earth") + anticline.

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