Definition of Anaclinal

1. Adjective. Of valleys and rivers; progressing in a direction opposite to the dip in surrounding rock strata.

Category relationships: Geology
Antonyms: Cataclinal



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anaclinal

anachronisms
anachronistic
anachronistical
anachronistically
anachronize
anachronized
anachronizes
anachronizing
anachronous
anachronously
anacidity
anaclases
anaclasis
anaclastic
anaclastics
anaclinal (current term)
anaclises
anaclisis
anaclitic
anaclitic depression
anaclitic psychotherapy
anaclitisms
anacmesis
anacoenosis
anacoloutha
anacolouthon
anacolouthons
anacolpate
anacolutha

Literary usage of Anaclinal

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1. Geographical Essays by William Morris Davis (1909)
"... strong river runs southeastward against the slope; it is an anaclinal stream. ... the river is large and strong; its anaclinal course is therefore best ..."

2. Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries: Explored by John Wesley Powell, Smithsonian Institution, Almon Harris Thompson, Elliott Coues, George Brown Goode (1875)
"Split Mountain Canon is at first anaclinal, then along its central course anticlinal, and at its foot, where it runs out on the opposite side of the fold, ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1876)
"valleys that ran in the direction of the dip ; anaclinal, valleys that run against the dip of the beds. Of the second order there are anticlinal valleys ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1898)
"The larger streams are anaclinal and the smaller ones are monoclinal. Vegetation is abundant on upland and lowland. The streams are perennial and have ..."

5. ... The Russian River: A Characteristic Stream of the California Coast Ranges by Ruliff Stephen Holway (1917)
"In fact, going eastward from the viewpoint the flat portions of the floor actually do rise for some distance, San Antonio Creek flowing in "anaclinal" style ..."

6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Mines (1920)
"(Standard) anaclinal. Descending In a direction opposite to the dip of the strata, аз an anaclinal river. ..."

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