quaquaversal

[ kwey-kwuh-vur-suh l ]
/ ˌkweɪ kwəˈvɜr səl /

adjective

(of a geological formation) sloping downward from the center in all directions.

Nearby words

  1. quantz, johann joachim,
  2. quanzhou,
  3. quao,
  4. quaoar,
  5. quapaw,
  6. quar.,
  7. quarantine,
  8. quarantine anchorage,
  9. quarantine flag,
  10. quare

Origin of quaquaversal

1720–30; < Latin quāquā vers(us) literally, wheresoever turned, turned everywhere + -al1

Related formsqua·qua·ver·sal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for quaquaversal

quaquaversal

/ (ˌkwɑːkwəˈvɜːsəl) /

adjective

geology directed outwards in all directions from a common centrethe quaquaversal dip of a pericline

Word Origin for quaquaversal

C18: from Latin quāquā in every direction + versus towards

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