Definition of Monoclinal

1. Adjective. Of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction.

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Definition of Monoclinal

1. a. Having one oblique inclination; -- applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation.

Definition of Monoclinal

1. Adjective. (geology) Having one oblique inclination; applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation. ¹

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Medical Definition of Monoclinal

1. Having one oblique inclination; applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation. See: Monoclinic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoclinal

monochromic
monochromies
monochromist
monochromists
monochromophil
monochromous
monochromy
monochronic
monociliate
monociliated
monocistronic
monocistronic RNA
monocle
monocled
monocles
monoclinal (current term)
monocline
monoclines
monoclinic
monoclinus
monoclonal
monoclonal antibodies
monoclonal antibody
monoclonal immunoglobulin
monoclonal peak
monoclonal protein
monoclonals
monocomponent
monocondyla

Literary usage of Monoclinal

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1892)
"It is evident that tliese tracts would be divided from those resting on blocks defined by downward diverging faults by faults or monoclinal flexures, ..."

2. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph Le Conte (1879)
"monoclinal Axes.—Sometimes strata over large areas are lifted bodily upward with little ... In the plateau of Colorado, where monoclinal folds are common, ..."

3. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"monoclinal FLEXURE MASSING INTO A NORMAL STRIKE-FAULT, VIEWED IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. ... Now and again, however, where monoclinal flexures have obviously ..."

4. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Strikes are regarded as parallel in all outcrops unless otherwise stated. monoclinal dip. . . A. Observations on monoclinal Dips.—1. ..."

5. Field Methods in Petroleum Geology by Guy Henry Cox (1921)
"monoclinal Dips.—Where the dip is all in one direction, as in the case of regional ... Pools may occur in areas of monoclinal dips due to a thinning (Fig. ..."

6. Bulletin by Louisiana Geological Survey (1907)
"... upon the whole the southern side of the fracture suffered depression while the northern remains wel! up with a monoclinal slope to the west of north. ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"monoclinal structure prevails, low folds, particularly in the Brunswick beds, are common. A total thickness of 20000 feet for the Newark system across New ..."

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