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Noun edit

younging (uncountable)

  1. (geology) The direction in which stratigraphy becomes younger, for a particular formation
    • 2001 May 11, Timothy M. Kusky et al., “The Archean Dongwanzi Ophiolite Complex, North China Craton: 2.505-Billion-Year-Old Oceanic Crust and Mantle”, in Science[1], volume 292, number 5519, →DOI, pages 1142–1145:
      Where well preserved, the pillows show cuspate lower boundaries and lobate upper contacts, defining stratigraphic younging (Fig. 3 E).

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of young