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o·rog·e·ny(ô-rŏj′ə-nē) also or·o·gen·e·sis (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
The process of mountain formation, especially by a folding and faulting of the earth's crust.
or′o·gen′ic (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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(Geological Science) the formation of mountain ranges by intense upward displacement of the earth's crust, usually associated with folding, thrust faulting, and other compressional processes
orogenic, orogenetic adj
ˌoroˈgenically, ˌorogeˈnetically adv
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o•rog•e•ny(ɔˈrɒdʒ ə ni, oʊˈrɒdʒ-)
the process of mountain formation or upheaval.
or•o•gen•ic (ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌɒr ə-) adj.
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See also related terms for mountains.
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the process by which mountains are created. — orogenic, orogenetic, adj.See also: Geology
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A phase of mountain building.
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