quaquaversal

[ kwey-kwuh-vur-suhl ]

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

Origin of quaquaversal

1
First recorded in 1690–1710; from Latin quāquā vers(us) literally, “wheresoever turned, turned everywhere” (see origin at verse1) + -al1

Other words from quaquaversal

  • qua·qua·ver·sal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby quaquaversal

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British Dictionary definitions for quaquaversal

quaquaversal

/ (ˌkwɑːkwəˈvɜːsəl) /


adjective
  1. geology directed outwards in all directions from a common centre: the quaquaversal dip of a pericline

Origin of quaquaversal

1
C18: from Latin quāquā in every direction + versus towards

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