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Related to synclinally: Synclinorium, Anticlinorium, anticlinal


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.
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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