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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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In southwest of this zone, there are many parallel anticlines and synclines.
Both are types of folded rock: Anticlines are upfolds; synclines are downfolds.
The coincidence between the branches of the Warrensburg Sandstone and the valley anticlines implies some relationship between the two.
The best example of this type of oil producing Graben that is similar to the BURKE RIVER GRABEN is the Persian Gulf Basin with its accompanying anticlines on the hingeline sides of the Persian Gulf forming the world's largest oil fields.
In mapping out what it believes to be the location of these anticlines, there existed some 10,000 acres that were key to containing 100% of the two anticlines covering the Maverick Springs Prospect.
on its 2006 field exploration program indicating that two anticlines were discovered.
ACOR management is now working full time to locate an oil company and/or investor(s) to take a look at the six new anticlines and a fault trap on the flank of an anticline with 1,100 feet of closure, with an outstanding bright spot anomaly indicating oil.
Surface mapping in the Trinidad area and interpretation of existing diamond drill hole data including the decline shaft pilot holes have defined the MQV as a folded anticinorium with wave length of 80 to 100 m between pares of anticlines.
72 million acres located off shore of the East Coast of Papua New Guinea near the Cape Vogel Basin and the Kumusi and Buna Anticlines.
All the future wells are located on the crests of rollover anticlines.
The block contains three large surface anticlines that are on trend with the adjacent producing Dhodak gas/condensate field.
Our reconnaissance strongly suggests numerous anticlines and indications exist to support ideal source, reservoir rock and thermal gradients.