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an·ti·cline

 (ăn′tĭ-klīn′)
n. Geology
A fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a common crest.

anticline

(ˈæntɪˌklaɪn)
n
(Geological Science) a formation of stratified rock raised up, by folding, into a broad arch so that the strata slope down on both sides from a common crest. Compare syncline

an•ti•cline

(ˈæn tɪˌklaɪn)

n.
an anticlinal rock structure.
[1860–65]
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anticline

an·ti·cline

(ăn′tĭ-klīn′)
A fold of rock layers that slope downward on both sides of a common crest. Anticlines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be as small as a hill or as large as a mountain range. Compare syncline.

anticline

An upfold in the rocks.
Translations

anticline

[ˈæntɪˌklaɪn] nanticlinale f
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