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1. Sloping downward from opposite directions to meet in a common point or line.
2. Geology Relating to, formed by, or forming a syncline.


(sɪnˈklaɪn l, sɪŋ-, ˈsɪŋ klɪ nl)

1. sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line.
a. inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock strata.
b. pertaining to such a fold.
[1825–35; syn- + Greek klin(ein) to lean1 + -al1]
syn•cli′nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.synclinal - sloping downward toward each other to create a trough
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
anticlinal - sloping downward away from a common crest
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The broad synclinal structure of this portion of the Sydney Basin is shown firstly by the outcrop of Coal Measures on the Illawarra coast and in the gorges in the west; secondly by the depiction of the Wianamatta rocks flanked on either side by the Hawkesbury, Coal Measures and Upper Marine Beds; thirdly by arrows depicting the direction of dip; and fourthly by the westward decline and subsequent rise of spot-heights.
The hinterland side of the Surghar Range that is the Southern Kohat Plateau consists of gently north dipping Siwalik Group rocks with a prominent synclinal fold in the extreme north.
Globally, the Middle Atlas structure corresponds, on one hand, to large synclinal basins with axes that are parallel to the chain and, on the other hand, to narrow anticlinal ridges, sometimes, intruded with gabbroic rocks (Fedan, 1988).
It crops out in a restricted area in the synclinal structure to the north of Kucukkuyu near Adatepe village.
The main target for the CGS study in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is the Baltic Basin (700 km x 500 km synclinal structure), a Late Ediacaran-Phanerozoic polygenetic sedimentary basin that developed in a pericratonic setting in the western part of the East European Platform.
The Vrancea Depression is a synclinal one and due to its magnitude it is composed of three smaller depressions, in order from North to South: the Soveja depression and the Naruja and Nereju depressions.
Beneath the Mesozoic cover there are two northerly trending arches which separate three synclinal areas: one along the Libyan border to the east, one near the Moroccan border in the far west, and one lying in the centre of Algeria.
One of them said, 'I thought you said, Max, that this was a synclinal area.
It breaks into many zones of elevation and depression, while the central part of the territory is characterized with flat anticlinal and synclinal structures, showing in the general building plan, the sub-horizontal depositing of a metamorphosed group of beds of the Moldanubicum.
A aproximacao synclinal como descrito em B e impedida nas reacoes envolvendo 98a e 99b devido as interacoes estericas entre o grupo Boc (R) e o anel oxazolidinona, porem deve ser considerada na formacao do maior estereoisomero na reacao das 2etoxipiperidinas 99b e 99c.
56(7)[degrees]), while known tetrasila-1,3-dienes 54 (56) and 55 (54b) have a synclinal conformation (Chart 7).