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A geologic structure in which all layers are inclined in the same direction.

mon′o·cli′nal adj.
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(ˌmɒn əˈklaɪn l)
1. noting, pertaining to, or composed of geologic strata dipping in only one direction.
[1835–45; mono- + Greek klin(ein) to incline + -al1]
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Adj.1.monoclinal - of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same directionmonoclinal - of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
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