Synclinorium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Synclinorium (Geol) A mountain range owing its origin to the progress of a geosynclinal, and ending in a catastrophe of displacement and upturning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n synclinorium A name given by J. D. Dana to a mountain having a general synclinal structure, or originated by means of a geosynclinal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Synclinorium a mountain with a synclinal structure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. to lay together + mountain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. syn, together, klinein, to bend.