geosynclinal

[ jee-oh-sin-klahyn-l ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊ sɪnˈklaɪn l /

adjective

Geology. pertaining to a synclinal fold that involves a relatively large part of the earth's surface.

Nearby words

  1. geostrategy,
  2. geostrophic,
  3. geostrophic wind,
  4. geosynchronous,
  5. geosynchronous satellite,
  6. geosyncline,
  7. geotag,
  8. geotaxis,
  9. geotechnical,
  10. geotectonic

Origin of geosynclinal

First recorded in 1870–75; geo- + synclinal

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