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  • n. A mountain belt whose process of deformation is visible.
  • n. Any mountain belt with significant curvature.

Etymologies

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Coined by Carey in 1955. ("The orocline concept in geotectonics", Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 89: 255-288)

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