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isoclinal

[ ahy-suh-klahyn-l, ahy-soh- ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈklaɪn l, ˌaɪ soʊ- /
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adjective
of or relating to equal direction of inclination; inclining or dipping in the same direction.
noting or pertaining to an isoclinic line.
Geology. noting or pertaining to a fold of strata that is of the nature of an isocline.
noun
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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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British Dictionary definitions for isoclinal

isoclinal

isoclinic (ˌaɪsəʊˈklɪnɪk)

/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈklaɪnəl) /

adjective
sloping in the same direction and at the same angle
geology (of folds) having limbs that are parallel to each other
noun
Also called: isocline, isoclinal line an imaginary line connecting points on the earth's surface having equal angles of dip
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