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upwarp

[ uhp-wawrp ]
/ ˈʌpˌwɔrp /
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noun
a geologic structure, usually of relatively large dimensions, whose flanks slope gradually away from the center.
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Also called dome.

Origin of upwarp

First recorded in 1915–20; up- + warp
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How to use upwarp in a sentence

  • It has been detached or cut off by an upwarp of the land between it and the Black Sea region.

    Geology|William J. Miller
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