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 (ī′sə-klī′nəl) or i·so·clin·ic (-klĭn′ĭk)
Having the same magnetic inclination or dip.

i′so·cli′nal·ly adv.
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(ˌaɪsəʊˈklaɪnəl) or


1. (Physical Geography) sloping in the same direction and at the same angle
2. (Geological Science) geology (of folds) having limbs that are parallel to each other
(Geological Science) Also called: isocline or isoclinal line an imaginary line connecting points on the earth's surface having equal angles of dip
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isoclinal - an isogram connecting points of equal magnetic inclination
isarithm, isogram, isopleth - a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
Adj.1.isoclinal - having equal magnetic inclinations
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
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Mineralization at the Discovery Mine consists of gold bearing "saddle-reef" type quartz veins hosted in the fold hinges of isoclinal folded meta-sedimentary rocks of the Burwash Formation, one of several units that comprise the Archean age Yellowknife Supergroup.
The phase set N intersects the x-axis at the point F and the isoclinal line dy/dt = 0 at the point C.
Strata in the Fredericton trough dip steeply, typically within 15-20[degrees] of vertical and numerous reversals of facing indicators demonstrate significant crustal shortening through small-scale upright isoclinal folds.
If two slopes are isoclinal, what do they have in common?
The deep-water turbidites and shallow-water carbonates of Morrowan-Lower Atoka to the south of the fault are dominated by isoclinal folds and imbricate faults [10].
All deposits were isoclinal, indicating marine transgression in the studied area (Permian).
In the peripheral areas, there are typical narrow and compact isoclinal folds of different vergency formed in the locations of highest stress of this Moldanubicum block (Zrustek et al., 1977).