from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large-scale anticline; a large upward lift in the earth's surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 Ancient Greek γῆ ("earth") + anticline. (Wiktionary)


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