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anticline

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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Numerous subordinate traps are formed by the antithetic faults affecting the rollover anticline. In addition, the shales associated with the rollover faults are commonly over- pressured and diapiric, adding to structural development in the overburden and increasing the seal on faults.
The summit of Jabal Madmar is a classic petroleum-trapping anticline, one reason behind Muscat's decision in 1990 to contract the French Bureau de Recherches Geologique et Miniere which made detailed geological maps of the sultanate.
As a result of these new interpretations, ABM has determined that the correct way to drill these quartz saddle reefs is with either vertical holes along the anticline axis or with holes angled from south to north (and not east - west as per previous explorers).
We now control approximately 93,000 net acres east of the Nesson Anticline in Mountrail County and the surrounding area, which assuming 320 acre spacing provides us with the potential to drill approximately 290 net wells.
Mala Khel overturned Anticline is prominently exposed and preeminent structural feature located towards frontal flank as a decollement related detachment fold in the central Surghar Range, Trans-Indus Ranges, north Pakistan.
ABM has re-interpreted historic data from the area and now believes that the project consists of saddle reefs in a doubly and shallowly plunging anticline axis.
Key structural elements of the mapped area areKala Och Thrust Fault, Syed Karam-Alam Khel Thrust Fault, Darpair Warsak Thrust Fault,Arhanga Thrust Fault, Mishti Thrust Fault, Zak.ha KhelAnticlinorium, Malik Din Khel Anticlinorium, Qamber Khel Anticlinorium, Mishti Anticlinorium, Daborai Anticlinorium, Ali Khel Mala Khel Anticlinorium, Bagh Anticline, Darpiar Anticline, Umar Khel Anticline, Adam Khel Anticline, Syed Karam Anticline, Alam Khel Anticline Donga Synclinorium, Kas Syncline, Umer Khel Syncline and Adam Khel Syncline,.
Zinda Pir anticline is doubly plunging anticline located in the easternmost part ofSulaiman Range.