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nappe

 (năp)
n.
1. A sheet of water flowing over a dam or similar structure.
2. Geology A large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved far from its original position.
3. Mathematics Either of the two parts into which a cone is divided by the vertex.

[French, tablecloth, nappe, from Old French, tablecloth, from Latin mappa, napkin; see map.]

nappe

(næp)
n
1. (Geological Science) a large sheet or mass of rock, commonly a recumbent fold, that has been thrust from its original position by earth movements
2. the sheet of water that flows over a dam or weir
3. (Mathematics) geometry either of the two parts into which a cone (sense 2) is divided by the vertex
[C20: from French: tablecloth]

nappe

(næp)

n.
Geom. one of the two equal sections of a cone.
[1905–10; < French: literally, tablecloth; Old French nappe, nape < Latin mappa]

nappe


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A recumbent (flopped over) fold that has sheared through, with its upper limb forced far forward.
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Selon les resultats preliminaires, l'eau dont la temperature atteint 18A en surface, proviendrait de la nappe souterraine, non de l'eau de pluie comme on pourrait le supposer.
Hamid Hocine a affirme que certaines regions sont en train de connaitre aujourd'hui une baisse du niveau de la nappe phreatique.
Le ministere delegue charge de l'eau et de l'environnement et la Wilaya de Marrakech ont lance, vendredi, le projet d'elaboration d'une convention de Gestion integree des ressources en eau (GIRE) au niveau du bassin hydraulique Haouz-Mejjat, qui abrite la principale nappe phreatique de la region qui s'etend sur le territoire de six provinces.
The Waziristan ophiolite (WO) is the uppermost thrust sheet, followed eastwards by the Kurram-Khaisora nappe derived from Triassic- Paleocene Outer Shelf, and westwards by the Kahi nappe derived from a Cretaceous oceanic fore-deep sequence (Robinson et al.
They present outcrop descriptions, maps, and diagrams that explore the along-strike variations in the Hellenide-Anatolide orogen, including the architecture of the Early Tertiary Alpine nappe stack and its Miocene extensional overprint.
Moravicum--Moravicum was described by Suess (1912) as a short narrow zone between the Moldanubian nappe and Brunnia Massif.
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Le delegue de Teboursouk, Raouf Kraiem, a explique, vendredi, dans une declaration a l'agence TAP, que ces coupures d'eau sont dues a la baisse du niveau de la nappe consecutive a la secheresse de ces derniers mois, baisse estimee a 1000 m3.
En effet, la pluviometrie fait defaut, depuis deja des lustres et la nappe phreatique se rarefie atrocement au point d'accuser un effroyable tarissement.
The southern part of this belt is thrust southward and exposed as metamorphic klippe within the Lesser Himalaya and is known as the Salkhala Nappe in Kashmir having Paleo-Mesozoic sedimentary cover, the Chamba Nappe and Chail Nappe in Himachal, the Garhwal Nappe including the Banali-Satengal-Lansdown klippe in Garhwal, the Almora- Dudatoli Nappe in Garhwal- Kumaon, and also incorporating the Ramgarh Nappe and Askote- Baijnath- Nandprayag Klippe.
Silesian unit forms a dominant structure within the nappe system of the Outer Western Carpathians.