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

  • n. Geology A strike-slip fault, common in mid-ocean ridge regions, in which there has been a sudden change in the form or direction of displacement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A geological fault (a form of strike-slip fault) found in mid-ocean ridges in which displacement undergoes a sudden change in direction


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