orogeny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orogeny the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mountains are formed by a process called orogeny.
    • n orogeny Same as orogenesis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Orogeny the origin and formation of mountains
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. oros, a mountain.