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[ahy-suh-klahyn-l, ahy-soh-]
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  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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  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


British Dictionary definitions for isoclinal


isoclinic (ˌaɪsəʊˈklɪnɪk)

  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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  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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