Quaquaversal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quaquaversal (Geol) Dipping toward all points of the compass round a center, as beds of lava round a crater.
    • Quaquaversal Turning or dipping in any or every direction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quaquaversal Inclined outward in all directions from a central point or area: used chiefly in geology, as in the phrase quaquaversal dip, a dipping in all directions from a central area.
    • n quaquaversal A ridge between two adjoining watersheds which is worn down so that the basins connect and become the common origin of two systems of rivers. Usually this arrangement can be only temporary, and one river soon absorbs the entire drainage.
    • n quaquaversal In physical geography, a domed structure with the strata dipping away in all directions from a center.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Quaquaversal kwä-kwä-ver′sal (geol.) inclining outward in all directions from a centre: facing all ways
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quaqua, wheresoever, whithersoever + versus, p. p. of vertere, to turn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. quaqua, wheresoever, vertĕre, versum, to turn.