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- noun geology A broad
anticlinecaused by local uplift
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Manifestly this upwarp occurred since the peneplain was formed; it is later than the
Florida being formed by a broad transverse upwarp of the continental delta at the opening of the Miocene, forming first an island, which afterwards was joined to the mainland.
Kaibab upwarp in Grand Canyon indicates rapid folding before the sediments had time to solidify (the sand grains were not elongated under stress as would be expected if the rock had hardened).