upwarp

[uhp-wawrp]
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noun

a geologic structure, usually of relatively large dimensions, whose flanks slope gradually away from the center.

Origin of upwarp

First recorded in 1915–20; up- + warp
Also called dome.
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Historical Examples of upwarp

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

    Geology

    William J. Miller