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A geologic structure in which all layers are inclined in the same direction.

mon′o·cli′nal adj.


(Geological Science) a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip
[C19: from mono- + Greek klīnein to lean]
ˌmonoˈclinal adj, n
ˌmonoˈclinally adv


(ˈmɒn əˌklaɪn)

a monoclinal structure or fold.
[1875–80; back formation from monoclinal]
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Noun1.monocline - a geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same directionmonocline - a geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same direction
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
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From the multi-hued sandstone cliffs of Zion, to the geologic monocline known as Waterpocket Fold at Capitol Reef, to the subalpine forest of Cedar Breaks and more, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef is utterly breathtaking, and the next best thing to experiencing the natural splendor of Utah's parks in person.
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Additionally, limestone and dolomite occupy a significant area, although in this case, the modelled monocline reliefs consisting of sandstone and conglomerates from the end of the Palaeozoic and beginning of the Mesozoic cannot be overlooked (Fig.
Most Polish copper ores are of the stratabound type, located in the areas of Fore-Sudetic Monocline and North Sudetic Basin in Lower Silesia.
The Permian-Triassic formations of the monocline demonstrate variable thicknesses (from 0.
The geologic feature characterizing this region is the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile monocline formed 65-80 million years ago (Coles et al.
Then she illustrates seven specific crystal systems with examples, among them a monocline system with sucrose, an orthorhombic system with polyethylene, a hexagonal system with magnesium, and a cubic system with acetylene.
The monocline of the Romanian Badenian layers, with a general orientation to the South-East, as well as the alternation of hard layers with soft layers are the ones determining the presence of cuestas and structural valleys (consequent, subsequent and obsequent).
Pristane/phytane ratios in the mineralized Kupferschiefer of the Fore-Sudetic Monocline, southwest Poland.
3D) consisting of graben and horst blocks in the upper part of the scarp and a double monocline with the crestal sectors affected by subvertical and oversteepened normal faults (Gutierrez et al.
A small increase in the intensity of the peak of monocline phase after creep was observed (Fig.