an outcrop of a formation completely surrounded by rocks of younger age.
- Compare outlier.
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How to use inlier in a sentence
The Cornbrash is exposed along part of the Billing brook, and in a small inlier near Yaxley.
Good slates are quarried at Kilmoganny, in the Silurian inlier on the Slievenaman range.
An inlier of these rocks appears in the rising ground east of Dungiven, including dark grey crystalline limestone.
British Dictionary definitions for inlier
an outcrop of rocks that is entirely surrounded by younger rocks
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