synclinal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From syn- +‎ -clinal.

AdjectiveEdit

synclinal (comparative more synclinal, superlative most synclinal)

  1. (chemistry) Describing a torsion angle between 30° and 90°
  2. Inclined downward from opposite directions, so as to meet in a common point or line.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 75:
      The doctor's eyebrows had gone synclinal from puzzlement without his awareness.
  3. (geology) Formed by strata dipping toward a common line or plane.
    a synclinal trough or valley; a synclinal fold

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

synclinal (plural synclinals)

  1. (geology) A synclinal fold.
Last modified on 28 June 2013, at 06:13