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[ ahy-suh-klahyn ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌklaɪn /

noun Geology.

a fold of strata so tightly compressed that both limbs dip in the same direction.

Nearby words

isochrony, isochroous, isocitrate dehydrogenase, isocitric acid, isoclinal, isocline, isoclinic line, isocolon, isocoria, isocortex, isocracy

Origin of isocline

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from isoclinal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for isocline


/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌklaɪn) /


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


[ īsə-klīn′ ]

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