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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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(Geological Science) a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip
[C19: from mono- + Greek klīnein to lean]
ˌmonoˈclinal adj, n
ˌmonoˈclinally adv
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(ˈmɒn əˌklaɪn)

a monoclinal structure or fold.
[1875–80; back formation from monoclinal]
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The Basin is divided into two arc shaped major tectonic zones namely Sulaiman fold belt and Sulaiman foredeep and a monoclinal zone called as the Punjab Monocline.
The L-GCB areas are part of the Fore Sudetic monocline, whose structure was shaped during the Cimmerian and Laramie movements.
Devonian ichthyofauna of the Volyn Monocline. Litasfera, 2(35), 12-21.
The normal tectonic formation under the landslide deposit is a monocline structure with the occurrence of N20[degrees]-30[degrees], SW [angle] 65[degrees]-85[degrees].
The mine is a monocline structure mainly composed of metamorphic rock strata, alpine glaciation landforms forming the surface, with an east-west strike (Figure 1).
From the multi-hued sandstone cliffs of Zion, to the geologic monocline known as Waterpocket Fold at Capitol Reef, to the subalpine forest of Cedar Breaks and more, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef is utterly breathtaking, and the next best thing to experiencing the natural splendor of Utah's parks in person.
The geological structure is a monocline structure, and the strata tend towards the left line, causing a bedding lateral pressure in the right side of the tunnel, so it is prone to landslide and drop rockfall.
Shell has also negotiated with Ashgabat EPSAs for the giants Naip (in Amu-Darya Basin), and Karadzhulak (Bakhardak Monocline), Malay (Amu-Darya) and Ekerem (western Turkmenistan).
Additionally, limestone and dolomite occupy a significant area, although in this case, the modelled monocline reliefs consisting of sandstone and conglomerates from the end of the Palaeozoic and beginning of the Mesozoic cannot be overlooked (Fig.
Most Polish copper ores are of the stratabound type, located in the areas of Fore-Sudetic Monocline and North Sudetic Basin in Lower Silesia.