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que figuran una serie de anticlinales y sinclinales menores

English translation: anticlines and synclines

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Spanish term or phrase:anticlinales y sinclinales
English translation:anticlines and synclines
Entered by: Barbara Thomas
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21:22 Nov 27, 2008
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Spanish term or phrase: que figuran una serie de anticlinales y sinclinales menores
se caracteriza por un apilamiento terctonico, donde se puede diferenciar estructuras tectonicas menores que figuran una serie de anticlinales y sinclinales menores, y se caracteriza porpresentar rampas de bajo angulo.
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minor anticlines and synclines; small upward and downward folds or wrinkles
Explanation:
anticlinal
1. inclining in opposite directions from a central axis.
2. Geology. a. inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a fold of rock strata.
b. pertaining to such a fold.

Origin:
1825–35; < Gk antikln(ein) to lean against each other (anti- anti- + klnein to lean 1 ) + -al 1
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

synclinal
1. sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line.
2. Geology. a. inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock strata.
b. pertaining to such a fold.

Origin:
1825–35; syn- + Gk kln(ein) to lean 1 + -al 1
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Anticlines and synclines are folded rock layers. Anticlines are folds in which the oldest rock lies in the center or core and synclines have the youngest rock in its center or core. Most often anticlines are arch shaped and synclines are trough shaped.

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5 +1minor anticlines and synclines; small upward and downward folds or wrinkles
Barbara Thomas


  

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minor anticlines and synclines; small upward and downward folds or wrinkles


Explanation:
anticlinal
1. inclining in opposite directions from a central axis.
2. Geology. a. inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a fold of rock strata.
b. pertaining to such a fold.

Origin:
1825–35; < Gk antikln(ein) to lean against each other (anti- anti- + klnein to lean 1 ) + -al 1
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

synclinal
1. sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line.
2. Geology. a. inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock strata.
b. pertaining to such a fold.

Origin:
1825–35; syn- + Gk kln(ein) to lean 1 + -al 1
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Anticlines and synclines are folded rock layers. Anticlines are folds in which the oldest rock lies in the center or core and synclines have the youngest rock in its center or core. Most often anticlines are arch shaped and synclines are trough shaped.




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Barbara Thomas
United States
Local time: 14:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  Chris E: OK! But forget the folds and wrinkles - not very geological :) :)
16 hrs
  -> Not if it were written for a general audience. Thanks
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