isoclinal

[ahy-suh-klahyn-l, ahy-soh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to equal direction of inclination; inclining or dipping in the same direction.
2.
noting or pertaining to an isoclinic line.
3.
Geology. noting or pertaining to a fold of strata that is of the nature of an isocline.
noun
Also, isoclinic [ahy-suh-klin-ik, ahy-soh-] .


Origin:
1830–40; iso- + -clinal (< Greek klī́n(ein) to slope + -al1)

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isoclinal or isoclinic (ˌaɪsəʊˈklaɪnəl, ˌaɪsəʊˈklɪnɪk)
 
adj
1.  sloping in the same direction and at the same angle
2.  geology (of folds) having limbs that are parallel to each other
 
n
3.  isocline, Also called: isoclinal line an imaginary line connecting points on the earth's surface having equal angles of dip
 
isoclinic or isoclinic
 
adj
 
n

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Limbs of the isoclinal folds are parallel to the cleavage that defines the unit.
Terrane contains a single slaty cleavage that parallels axial planes of locally abundant isoclinal folds.
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