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bedding plane

noun, Geology
the surface that separates one stratum, layer, or bed of stratified rock from another.
Origin of bedding plane
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There are no vertical fractures, but numerous bedding plane fractures are evident.
  • Investigations revealed flow along bedding plane separations and fractures.
  • Lack of cuttings or return water may also indicate the presence of an open bedding plane or other crack.
  • One bed is separated from another by a bedding plane.
  • Provide a uniform bedding plane parallel to the finished pavement surface.
  • bedding plane fractures were identified and mapped in the shallow bedrock.

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