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nappe

 (năp)
n.
1. A sheet of water flowing over a dam or similar structure.
2. Geology A large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved far from its original position.
3. Mathematics Either of the two parts into which a cone is divided by the vertex.

[French, tablecloth, nappe, from Old French, tablecloth, from Latin mappa, napkin; see map.]
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nappe

(næp)
n
1. (Geological Science) a large sheet or mass of rock, commonly a recumbent fold, that has been thrust from its original position by earth movements
2. the sheet of water that flows over a dam or weir
3. (Mathematics) geometry either of the two parts into which a cone (sense 2) is divided by the vertex
[C20: from French: tablecloth]
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nappe

(næp)

n.
Geom. one of the two equal sections of a cone.
[1905–10; < French: literally, tablecloth; Old French nappe, nape < Latin mappa]
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A recumbent (flopped over) fold that has sheared through, with its upper limb forced far forward.
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L'initiative de mise en place d'un decret de sauvegarde de la nappe de Chtouka, declarant l'etat de penurie de celle-ci, est nee pour juguler les menaces qui pesent sur la poursuite du systeme actuel d'exploitation de la nappe phreatique de la region.
Thomas Nappe and Christopher Hoyte shared their findings in the journal, "Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine."
A la fin de cette operation je les couds sur la nappe[beaucoup plus grand que] explique le jeune homme en montrant quelques petits morceaux de nappe accroches sur les murs de son magasin.
The Waziristan ophiolite (WO) is the uppermost thrust sheet, followed eastwards by the Kurram-Khaisora nappe derived from Triassic- Paleocene Outer Shelf, and westwards by the Kahi nappe derived from a Cretaceous oceanic fore-deep sequence (Robinson et al., 2000; Khan et al., 2003).
They present outcrop descriptions, maps, and diagrams that explore the along-strike variations in the Hellenide-Anatolide orogen, including the architecture of the Early Tertiary Alpine nappe stack and its Miocene extensional overprint.
Moravicum--Moravicum was described by Suess (1912) as a short narrow zone between the Moldanubian nappe and Brunnia Massif.
L'initiative de mise en place d'un d[beaucoup plus grand que]cret de sauvegarde de la nappe de Chtouka, d[beaucoup plus grand que]clarant l'[beaucoup plus grand que]tat de p[beaucoup plus grand que]nurie de celle-ci, est n[beaucoup plus grand que]e pour juguler les menaces qui p[c]sent sur la poursuite du syst[c]me actuel d'exploitation de la nappe phr[beaucoup plus grand que]atique de la r[beaucoup plus grand que]gion.
The southern part of this belt is thrust southward and exposed as metamorphic klippe within the Lesser Himalaya and is known as the Salkhala Nappe in Kashmir having Paleo-Mesozoic sedimentary cover, the Chamba Nappe and Chail Nappe in Himachal, the Garhwal Nappe including the Banali-Satengal-Lansdown klippe in Garhwal, the Almora- Dudatoli Nappe in Garhwal- Kumaon, and also incorporating the Ramgarh Nappe and Askote- Baijnath- Nandprayag Klippe.
Silesian unit forms a dominant structure within the nappe system of the Outer Western Carpathians.