geosyncline

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ge·o·syn·cline

 (jē′ō-sĭn′klīn′)
n.
A usually elongate, basinlike depression along the edge of a continent, in which a thick sequence of sediments and volcanic deposits has accumulated.

ge′o·syn·cli′nal (-sĭn-klĭ′nəl) adj.

geosyncline

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɪŋklaɪn)
n
(Geological Science) a broad elongated depression in the earth's crust containing great thicknesses of sediment
ˌgeosynˈclinal adj

ge•o•syn•cline

(ˌdʒi oʊˈsɪn klaɪn)

n.
a portion of the earth's crust subjected to downward warping during a large span of geologic time.
[1890–95]
ge`o•syn•cli′nal, adj.
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geosyncline

[ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɪnklaɪn] ngeosinclinale f
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