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 (ô-rŏj′ə-nē) also or·o·gen·e·sis (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
The process of mountain formation, especially by a folding and faulting of the earth's crust.

or′o·gen′ic (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
or′o·gen′i·cal·ly adv.


(ɒˈrɒdʒɪnɪ) or


(Geological Science) the formation of mountain ranges by intense upward displacement of the earth's crust, usually associated with folding, thrust faulting, and other compressional processes
orogenic, orogenetic adj
ˌoroˈgenically, ˌorogeˈnetically adv


(ɔˈrɒdʒ ə ni, oʊˈrɒdʒ-)

the process of mountain formation or upheaval.
or•o•gen•ic (ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌɒr ə-) adj.
orogenesis, orogeny - Orogenesis is the formation of mountains (Greek oros) and orogeny is the process by which mountains are formed.
See also related terms for mountains.


the process by which mountains are created. — orogenic, orogenetic, adj.
See also: Geology


A phase of mountain building.
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Noun1.orogeny - the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
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Subsequently, sediments were derived from the Ross Mountain belt in Antarctica, orogens associated with the India-Australia collision and the Proto-Himalayan orogenic belt.
Several specific formations are analyzed closely, and a more general descriptions and details of orogenic events and ancient climates are presented.
The Company's range of exploration targets includes gold systems in the Thomson Fold Belt, and Cobar-type, orogenic gold and potential Tritton-type copper systems in the Lachlan Fold Belt.
In addition to the underlying modelled value, we expect the assets to benefit from our proven understanding of and track record with orogenic systems in the Yilgarn belt and our ability to discover new ore bodies.
Inland distribution is restricted primarily to the Mediterranean and the Near East orogenic belt, including Iran (Hrbek et al.
Revisited GPS data, combined with a rigorous structural study of the NW Borneo Wedge suggest that the recent compression recorded on the frontal FTB is the result of a crustal-scale gravity-driven mechanism, the orogenic collapse of the NW Borneo in the Sabah-northern Sarawak area since 1.