inlier

[in-lahy-er]
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noun Geology.

an outcrop of a formation completely surrounded by rocks of younger age.

Nearby words

  1. inlaw,
  2. inlay,
  3. inlay graft,
  4. inlaying,
  5. inlet,
  6. inline,
  7. inly,
  8. inlying,
  9. inmate,
  10. inmesh

Compare outlier.

Origin of inlier

First recorded in 1855–60; in + (out)lier

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inlier

noun

an outcrop of rocks that is entirely surrounded by younger rocks
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