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orogeny

[aw-roj-uh-nee, oh-roj-] /ɔˈrɒdʒ ə ni, oʊˈrɒdʒ-/
noun, Geology
1.
the process of mountain making or upheaval.
Also called orogenesis
[awr-uh-jen-uh-sis, or-uh-] /ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌɒr ə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; oro-1 + -geny
Related forms
orogenic
[awr-uh-jen-ik, or-uh-] /ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌɒr ə-/ (Show IPA),
orogenetic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oro genesis

orogeny

/ɒˈrɒdʒɪnɪ/
noun
1.
the formation of mountain ranges by intense upward displacement of the earth's crust, usually associated with folding, thrust faulting, and other compressional processes
Derived Forms
orogenic (ˌɒrəʊˈdʒɛnɪk), orogenetic (ˌɒrəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) adjective
orogenically, orogenetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for oro genesis

orogeny

n.

"mountain forming," 1890, from French orogénie; see oro- + -geny. Related: Orogenic.

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