orogeny

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o·rog·e·ny

 (ô-rŏj′ə-nē) also or·o·gen·e·sis (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The process of mountain formation, especially by a folding and faulting of the earth's crust.

or′o·gen′ic (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
or′o·gen′i·cal·ly adv.

orogeny

(ɒˈrɒdʒɪnɪ) or

orogenesis

n
(Geological Science) the formation of mountain ranges by intense upward displacement of the earth's crust, usually associated with folding, thrust faulting, and other compressional processes
orogenic, orogenetic adj
ˌoroˈgenically, ˌorogeˈnetically adv

o•rog•e•ny

(ɔˈrɒdʒ ə ni, oʊˈrɒdʒ-)

n.
the process of mountain formation or upheaval.
[1885–90]
or•o•gen•ic (ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌɒr ə-) adj.
orogenesis, orogeny - Orogenesis is the formation of mountains (Greek oros) and orogeny is the process by which mountains are formed.
See also related terms for mountains.

orogeny

the process by which mountains are created. — orogenic, orogenetic, adj.
See also: Geology

orogeny

A phase of mountain building.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orogeny - the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
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