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geanticline

[ jee-an-ti-klahyn ]
/ dʒiˈæn tɪˌklaɪn /
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noun Geology.

an anticlinal upwarp of regional extent.

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Origin of geanticline

1890–95; <Greek earth + anticline

OTHER WORDS FROM geanticline

ge·an·ti·cli·nal [jee-an-ti-klahyn-l, jee-an-], /dʒiˌæn tɪˈklaɪn l, ˌdʒi æn-/, adjective

Words nearby geanticline

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British Dictionary definitions for geanticline

geanticline
/ (dʒiːˈæntɪˌklaɪn) /

noun

a gently sloping anticline covering a large area

Derived forms of geanticline

geanticlinal, adjective

Word Origin for geanticline

C19: from Greek earth, land + anticline
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