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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.
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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
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an•ti•cline

(ˈæn tɪˌklaɪn)

n.
an anticlinal rock structure.
[1860–65]
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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.
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anticline

An upfold in the rocks.
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anticline

[ˈæntɪˌklaɪn] nanticlinale f
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The presence of water gaps (WaGs) and active drainage network indicate lateral growth and propagation directions of the ZP and SS frontal anticlines following the Paleocene Epoch.
The coincidence of movement on the faults and the growth of the anticlines as the sediment was deposited resulted in ideal conditions for petroleum entrapment.
It is composed of multiple anticlines and synclines covering a significant proportion of Iran geological structures.
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. The Bakken Formation is a great North Dakota resource, but other units also have great potential that is not being realized.
Electrical mapping in 1961-1965 for locating anticlines was made by the GSE in the resistivity profiling and sounding technique with the Schlumberger array AMNB where the separation between the current electrodes on profiles was AB = 60 m, and between the potential probes MN = 15 m.
The petroleum play types identified in Area 7 are reef build-ups, fault blocks and anticlines.
"After seismographic operations on Zilaei and Ab-Teimur oil fields and analysis of seismic dataC*existence of new (oil-containing) anticlines in southern oil-rich regions of Khuzestan Province has been proven," Qalavand said on Friday.
These prospects include four-way and faulted three-way anticlines that are imaged on the group's new 3D seismic data.
Two main types: anticlines, arch-shape upward folds, and synclines, bowl-shape downward folds.
Simmons (1966) describes valley anticlines formed during the Recent within Ordovician limestones and shales in central Kentucky.