Definition of Monocline

1. Noun. A geological formation in which all strata are inclined in the same direction.

Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation



Definition of Monocline

1. n. A monoclinal fold.

Definition of Monocline

1. Noun. (geology) A unidirectional dip in strata that is not a part of an anticline or syncline ¹

2. Noun. (geology) A single flexure in otherwise flat-lying strata ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monocline

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Monocline

1. A monoclinal fold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monocline

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

Literary usage of Monocline

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1. Geology of the Mid Continent Oilfields, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas by Thomas Owen Bosworth (1920)
"SECTION D THE MINOR STRUCTURES ON THE monocline In the foregoing description we have spoken of a general monoclinal structure, a general strike and a ..."

2. Petroleum and Natural Gas in Indiana: A Preliminary Report by William Newton Logan (1920)
"A diagramatic cross section of a monocline showing a possible mode of oil ... The monocline. Rock strata are often inclined in only one direction and form ..."

3. The Structure of the Triassic Formation of the Connecticut Valley by William Morris Davis (1888)
"FORMATION OF THE FAULTED TRIASSIC monocline. The attempt may now be made to apply these, processes to the case of the Connecticut schists and gneisses, ..."

4. The Geology of the Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1904)
"Galisteo monocline Section. A mile or more west of the above locality, just south of the wagon road, are exposed easterly dipping shales ..."

5. Preliminary Report Upon Petroleum and Inflamable Gas by Geological Survey of Ohio, Edward Orton (1887)
"It may well be styled the Findlay Break or the Findlay monocline. The Trenton limestone, on the east side of Main street, in Findlay, at a depth of 1100 ..."

6. The Geology of the Albuquerque Sheet by Clarence Luther Herrick, Douglas Wilson Johnson (1900)
"... Jura-trias- sic and Cretaceous plains but the only influence of this range upon our sheet is visible in the fault and monocline which extends southward ..."

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