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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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This structural province is comprised of various local to regional scale anticlines right from Serkia-Mitha Khattak to Kutki areas.
There are three major NNW trending anticlines, with domical geometries in the eastern part of the anticlinorium, and the correspondent synclines in the midst between them (Fig.
Further study of the porosity must be completed to determine which areas of North Dakota have similar porosities as those found associated with the Billings and Nesson Anticlines.
Anticlines within the Dezful Embayment coincide with modest topographic highs, generally only a few tens of metres above the surrounding plains, which are themselves only a few metres above sea level.
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.
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.
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In southwest of this zone, there are many parallel anticlines and synclines.
on its 2006 field exploration program indicating that two anticlines were discovered.
The prominent fold-thrust assemblages of the Khisor Range are the Paniala, Saiyiduwali, Mir Ali, and Khisor anticlines with a youngest major Khisor Fore thrust which bordered the Khisor Range in the south.
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