quaquaversal

[ kwey-kwuh-vur-suhl ]
/ ˌkweɪ kwəˈvɜr səl /

adjective

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

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Origin of quaquaversal

First recorded in 1690–1710; from Latin quāquā vers(us) literally, “wheresoever turned, turned everywhere” (see origin at verse) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM quaquaversal

qua·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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