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noun Geology.
  1. a fold of strata so tightly compressed that both limbs dip in the same direction.
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Origin of isocline

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from isoclinal
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British Dictionary definitions for isocline


  1. a series of rock strata with isoclinal folds
  2. another name for isoclinal (def. 3)
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isocline in Science


  1. A geologic fold that has two parallel limbs. See illustration at fold.
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