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isoclinal

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

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.


isoclinal

/ ˌaɪsəʊˈklaɪnəl; 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


noun

  1. Also calledisoclineisoclinal line an imaginary line connecting points on the earth's surface having equal angles of dip

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Word History and Origins

Origin of isoclinal1

1830–40; iso- + -clinal (< Greek klī́n ( ein ) to slope + -al 1 )

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Example Sentences

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

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