from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sloping downward from opposite directions to meet in a common point or line.
- adj. Geology Relating to, formed by, or forming a syncline.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing a torsion angle between 30° and 90°
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclined downward from opposite directions, so as to meet in a common point or line.
- adj. Formed by strata dipping toward a common line or plane
- n. A synclinal fold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sloping downward in opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line.
- In geology, dipping, as strata in any particular district or locality, toward one another on each side of the axis of the fold: the opposite of anticlinal. Compare cut under axis, 9.
- n. A synclinal fold, line, or axis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sloping downward toward each other to create a trough
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