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isoclinal

[ahy-suh-klahyn-l, ahy-soh-]
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adjective
  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.
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noun
  1. isoclinic line.
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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)
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Historical Examples

  • At places actually on this isoclinal the dipping needle is horizontal.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for isoclinal

isoclinal

isoclinic (ˌaɪsəʊˈklɪnɪk)

adjective
  1. sloping in the same direction and at the same angle
  2. geology (of folds) having limbs that are parallel to each other
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noun
  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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