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[ahy-suh-klahyn-l, ahy-soh-]
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  1. of or relating to equal direction of inclination; inclining or dipping in the same direction.
  2. noting or pertaining to an isoclinic line.
  3. Geology. noting or pertaining to a fold of strata that is of the nature of an isocline.
  1. isoclinic line.
Also i·so·clin·ic [ahy-suh-klin-ik, ahy-soh-] /ˌaɪ səˈklɪn ɪk, ˌaɪ soʊ-/.

Origin of isoclinal

1830–40; iso- + -clinal (< Greek klī́n(ein) to slope + -al1)

isoclinic line

  1. an imaginary line connecting points on the earth's surface having equal magnetic dip.

Origin of isoclinic line

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called isoclinic, isoclinal.
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British Dictionary definitions for isoclinic


isoclinic (ˌaɪsəʊˈklɪnɪk)

  1. sloping in the same direction and at the same angle
  2. geology (of folds) having limbs that are parallel to each other
  1. Also called: isocline, isoclinal line an imaginary line connecting points on the earth's surface having equal angles of dip
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isoclinic in Science

isoclinic line

  1. A line on a map connecting points of equal magnetic inclination.
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