outcrop


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out·crop

 (out′krŏp′)
n. or out·crop·ping (out′krŏp′ĭng)
A portion of bedrock or other stratum protruding through the soil level.
intr.v. (out-krŏp′) out·cropped, out·crop·ping, out·crops
To protrude above the soil, as rock formations.

[out + crop, to appear on the surface.]
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outcrop

n
1. (Geological Science) part of a rock formation or mineral vein that appears at the surface of the earth
2. an emergence; appearance
vb (intr) , -crops, -cropping or -cropped
3. (Geological Science) (of rock strata, mineral veins, etc) to protrude through the surface of the earth
4. (Geological Science) another word for crop out
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out•crop

(n. ˈaʊtˌkrɒp; v. ˌaʊtˈkrɒp)

n., v. -cropped, -crop•ping. n.
1.
a. a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth.
b. the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
2. something that emerges suddenly or violently in the manner of an outcrop; outbreak.
v.i.
3. to crop out, as strata.
[1760–70]
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out·crop

(out′krŏp′)
An area of visible bedrock that is not covered with soil.
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outcrop


Past participle: outcropped
Gerund: outcropping

Imperative
outcrop
outcrop
Present
I outcrop
you outcrop
he/she/it outcrops
we outcrop
you outcrop
they outcrop
Preterite
I outcropped
you outcropped
he/she/it outcropped
we outcropped
you outcropped
they outcropped
Present Continuous
I am outcropping
you are outcropping
he/she/it is outcropping
we are outcropping
you are outcropping
they are outcropping
Present Perfect
I have outcropped
you have outcropped
he/she/it has outcropped
we have outcropped
you have outcropped
they have outcropped
Past Continuous
I was outcropping
you were outcropping
he/she/it was outcropping
we were outcropping
you were outcropping
they were outcropping
Past Perfect
I had outcropped
you had outcropped
he/she/it had outcropped
we had outcropped
you had outcropped
they had outcropped
Future
I will outcrop
you will outcrop
he/she/it will outcrop
we will outcrop
you will outcrop
they will outcrop
Future Perfect
I will have outcropped
you will have outcropped
he/she/it will have outcropped
we will have outcropped
you will have outcropped
they will have outcropped
Future Continuous
I will be outcropping
you will be outcropping
he/she/it will be outcropping
we will be outcropping
you will be outcropping
they will be outcropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outcropping
you have been outcropping
he/she/it has been outcropping
we have been outcropping
you have been outcropping
they have been outcropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outcropping
you will have been outcropping
he/she/it will have been outcropping
we will have been outcropping
you will have been outcropping
they will have been outcropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outcropping
you had been outcropping
he/she/it had been outcropping
we had been outcropping
you had been outcropping
they had been outcropping
Conditional
I would outcrop
you would outcrop
he/she/it would outcrop
we would outcrop
you would outcrop
they would outcrop
Past Conditional
I would have outcropped
you would have outcropped
he/she/it would have outcropped
we would have outcropped
you would have outcropped
they would have outcropped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding landoutcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
belay - something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
outthrust - an outcropping of rock that extends outward
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
Verb1.outcrop - appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground; "Big boulders outcropped"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
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Translations
(geol) wychodnia

outcrop

[ˈaʊtkrɒp]
A. Nafloramiento m
B. VIaflorar
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outcrop

[ˈaʊtkrɒp] n [rock] → affleurement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

outcrop

n
(Geol) an outcrop (of rock)eine Felsnase
(fig: of riots etc) → (plötzlicher) Ausbruch
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outcrop

[ˈaʊtˌkrɒp] naffioramento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Tudor, at the time, was lying in a stupor with fever in a late camp five miles away, the main camp having moved on those five miles in order to prospect an outcrop of likely quartz.
He even climbed over the canon-lip to look along the brow of the hill for signs of the outcrop. But that could wait, and he hurried back to his find.
Likewise Michael came to know what Harley Kennan never did know and always denied as existing on his ranch--the one rocky outcrop, in the dense heart of the mountain forest, where a score of rattlesnakes denned through the winters and warmed themselves in the sun.
An occasional outcrop of rock, an occasional wood, an occasional "forest," treeless and brown, all hinted at wildness to follow, but the main colour was an agricultural green.
The swede-field in which she and her companion were set hacking was a stretch of a hundred odd acres, in one patch, on the highest ground of the farm, rising above stony lanchets or lynchets--the outcrop of siliceous veins in the chalk formation, composed of myriads of loose white flints in bulbous, cusped, and phallic shapes.
This exploration permit will allow the Company to conduct diamond drilling and outcrop cleaning and stripping.
Trenching at Reung Kiet South yielded 90 samples averaging 1.41% lithium oxide and 20 outcrop and float samples averaging 1.58% lithium oxide.
The largest quarry was found almost 180 miles away from Stonehenge on the outcrop of Carn Goedog, on the north slope of the Preseli Hills.
The green salamander (Aneides aeneus) is a rare species associated with rock outcrop habitats of the Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge Province (Petranka, 1998).
A total of 85 outcrop samples and 18 well cuttings were investigated to study the source rock potential of the rock units.
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