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anticline

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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The Paniala Anticline appears as a north facing, asymmetric anticline exposing the Permian rocks in its core.
The Naeni structure is an overturned anticline which is faulted along its axis with seismic anomalies in both the upper and lower fault blocks in Sarmatian sands.
Seismic line 976-FZP-06 lies in Fazilpur area that shows Sakhi Sarwar anticline with a ower structure present in the core suggesting wrenching along with compression.
The Company's exploration program has been focused on the northern part of the giant Noah anticline.
The hanging wall of Surghar Thrust is moderately to tightly folded with Surghar Anticline being the most prominent fault bend fold structure.
The Bana-Bavu structure is a 30 kilometer by 10 kilometer surface anticline, which is expected by the Company to contain primary oil reserves within the Triassic reservoir objective and secondary reserve potential in the Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic sections of the structure.
Lower Takwen Syncline, Lower Takwen Anticline, Takwen Syncline, Upper Takwen Anticline, Upper Takwen Syncline, Saloi Takwen Anticline, Saloi Syncline, Saloi Anticline, Lahr Syncline and Wahali Anticline.
As announced under a previous release, Cedar Strat advised the Company that it was very encouraged by the results of its Summer exploration program on the Maverick Springs property as it confirmed the potential for not only a "fractured shale" prospect but also the potential for a conventional oil prospect underlying the Maverick Springs Anticline discovered to exist on the prospect.
Two anticlines such as Paniala Anticline in the western domain and Paharwala Anticline in the central domain selected for the desired studies, where Chhidru and Amb formations are dominantly exposed, respectively.
Imperative structural elements of the Khisor Range are the Paniala, Saiyiduwali, Mir Ali and Khisor anticlines along with a frontal fracture zone in the form of Khisor thrust zone whereas Marwat Anticline construct the key topographic expression of the Marwat Range.
South dipping rocks at the axis on the southern part of the anticline indicates south plunge.
The surface structural cross-section shows gentle-dipping pair of anticline (Jhatla) and syncline (Khichh) with open interlimb angle, therefore, the same, at least part of, is well manifested in the N-S trending seismic sections.