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monocline

[mon-uh-klahyn] /ˈmɒn əˌklaɪn/
noun, Geology
1.
a monoclinal structure or fold.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; back formation from monoclinal
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British Dictionary definitions for mono-cline

monocline

/ˈmɒnəʊˌklaɪn/
noun
1.
a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip
Derived Forms
monoclinal, adjective, noun
monoclinally, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from mono- + Greek klīnein to lean
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mono-cline in Science
monocline
  (mŏn'ə-klīn')   
A set of rock layers that all slope downward from the horizontal in the same direction.
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