Meaning of “anticline” in the English Dictionary


"anticline" in English

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anticlinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæn.ti.klaɪn/ us /ˈæn.t̬i.klaɪn/ specialized

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  • On the anticlines were developed the chief streams, and the synclines were left till the last. 
  • The anticline has advanced relatively to the syncline. 
  • The belt as a whole may be regarded as an anticline, the igneous rocks constituting the core, the Lower Cambrian the flanks, and the Silurian and Newark the adjoining zones. 

(Definition of “anticline” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anticlinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈænt·ɪˌklɑɪn/

earth science a fold in layers of rock in the earth's surface which curves up

(Definition of “anticline” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)