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A geologic structure in which all layers are inclined in the same direction.
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mon•o•cli•nal(ˌmɒn əˈklaɪn l)
1. noting, pertaining to, or composed of geologic strata dipping in only one direction.n.
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|Adj.||1.||monoclinal - 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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