a synclinal fold.
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How to use syncline in a sentence
When the arch is reversed, like this , it is called a syncline.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight | J. Cecil Hughes
The whole mountain is part of a syncline, the beds dipping into it from the north-west and south-east.
A downfold, where the strata dip from either side toward the axis of the trough, is called a syncline (Fig. 170).The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton
Hence the anticline noses out to the north and the syncline to the south.
In the Bembridge limestone we see the end of the Sandown anticline, and the beginning of the succeeding syncline.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight | J. Cecil Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for syncline
a downward fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope towards a vertical axis: Compare anticline
- synclinal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for syncline
A fold of rock layers that slope upward on both sides of a common low point. Synclines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be as small as the side of a cliff or as large as an entire valley. Compare anticline.
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