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isoclinal

[ahy-suh-klahyn-l, ahy-soh-] /ˌaɪ səˈklaɪn l, ˌaɪ soʊ-/
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-] /ˌaɪ səˈklɪn ɪk, ˌaɪ soʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; iso- + -clinal (< Greek klī́n(ein) to slope + -al1)
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Examples for isoclinal
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for isoclinal

isoclinal

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