sloping downward toward each other to create a trough
Ant: ↑anticlinal
Topics: ↑geology

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  • synclinal — synclinal, ale, aux [ sɛ̃klinal, o ] n. m. et adj. • 1873; mot angl., du gr. sun « avec » et klinein « incliner, plier » 1 ♦ Géol., géogr. Pli qui présente une concavité. ⇒ auge, géosynclinal. Flancs, axe, charnière d un synclinal. 2 ♦ Adj. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Synclinal — Syn*cli nal, a. [Gr. ? to incline together; sy n with + ? to incline.] 1. Inclined downward from opposite directions, so as to meet in a common point or line. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Formed by strata dipping toward a common line or plane; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Synclinal — Syn*cli nal, n. (Geol.) A synclinal fold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • synclinal — synclinal, ale (sin kli nal, na l ) adj. Terme de géologie. Ligne synclinale, ligne où les couches qui se recourbent en des directions opposées sont censées se réunir. •   Je me suis confirmé dans l opinion que ces roches sont plissées dans un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • synclinal — sloping downward on both sides, 1833 (in Lyell), from Gk. synklinein to incline, lean, from syn together + klinein to slope (see LEAN (Cf. lean) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • synclinal — [sin klī′nəl] adj. [< Gr synklinein, to incline together < syn , together + klinein, to LEAN1] 1. sloping downward in opposite directions so as to meet 2. of, formed by, or forming a syncline …   English World dictionary

  • Synclinal — Schéma indiquant les principaux types de plis géologiques En géologie, on appelle synclinal (opposé : anticlinal) un pli dont le centre est occupé par les couches géologiques les plus jeunes. Comme le terme anticlinal, le mot synclinal… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • synclinal — adjective Etymology: Greek syn + klinein to lean more at lean Date: 1833 1. inclined down from opposite directions so as to meet 2. having or relating to a folded rock structure in which the sides dip toward a common line or plane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • synclinal — synclinally, adv. /sin kluyn l, sing , sing kli nl/, adj. 1. sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line. 2. Geol. a. inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock… …   Universalium

  • synclinal — adjective Describing a torsion angle between 30° and 90° …   Wiktionary

  • synclinal — Denoting two structures inclined one toward the other. [G. syn klino, to incline together] * * * syn·cli·nal (sin kliґnəl) [Gr. synklinein to lean together] bent or inclined together …   Medical dictionary

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