Definitions

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  • n. The process of mountain formation by deformation of the Earth's crust. See also orogeny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of mountain-making or upheaval: opposed to epirogeny.

Etymologies

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oro- + -genesis

Examples

  • The modern plateau is a result of combination of the Neogene and Quaternary orogenesis with erosion and deflation.

    Badkhiz-Karabil semi-desert

  • It is made up of two units: old metamorphic rocks formed during the Caledonian orogenesis, 400-450 million years old and granitic intrusions formed during the Hercynian orogenesis, 300-350 million years ago.

    Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, Switzerland

  • Well, where it faltered was at the edge of a geosyncline, the orogenesis is much later than this area.

    Dinosaur Planet

  • Locating earliest records of orogenesis in western Himalaya: Evidence from Paleogene sediments in the Iranian Makran region and Pakistan Katawaz basin

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Highlights include studies of earthquake frequency along the San Andreas fault; using Iranian and Pakistani river sediment to understand Himalayan orogenesis; discovery of a thin-walled sponge in a Burgess Shale-type deposit near Stanley Glacier, British Columbia; and the science behind elevation gain of the southern African Plateau.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Colonization of gravel beach habitats is estimated to have occurred ca. 10 Ma, which coincides with the period of active orogenesis of the Japanese landmass.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • The Lower Cretaceous King Lear Formation, northwest Nevada: Implications for Mesozoic orogenesis in the western U.S. Cordillera

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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