upthrust


upthrust
    a) An upheaval of rock; said preferably of a violent upheaval.
    b) A high angle gravity or thrust fault in which the relatively upthrown side was the active (moving) element.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • upthrust — adjective thrust upwards. → upthrust upthrust noun 1》 Physics the upward force that a fluid exerts on a body floating in it. 2》 Geology the upward movement of part of the earth s surface. verb [usu. as adjective upthrust] thrust upwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • upthrust — [up′thrust΄] n. 1. an upward push or thrust 2. Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth s crust …   English World dictionary

  • upthrust — /up thrust /, n. 1. a thrust in an upward direction. 2. a sudden and forceful upward movement, as of a nation s economy or the stock market: Market observers are hoping the upthrust can be sustained. 3. Geol. an upheaval. v.i. 4. to thrust upward …   Universalium

  • upthrust — UK [ˈʌpˌθrʌst] / US noun Word forms upthrust : singular upthrust plural upthrusts 1) [uncountable] physics the force that a liquid or gas directs upwards on an object that is floating on it 2) [countable/uncountable] a large piece of rock that… …   English dictionary

  • upthrust — I. Date: 1845 transitive verb to thrust up; especially to elevate (a part of the earth s surface) in an upthrust intransitive verb to rise with an upward thrust II. noun Date: 1846 an upward thrust; specifically an uplift of part of the earth s… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • upthrust — /ˈʌpθrʌst/ (say upthrust) noun 1. a thrust in an upward direction. 2. Geology an upheaval or uplift …   Australian English dictionary

  • upthrust — 1. noun a) an upward thrust b) buoyancy 2. verb a) to thrust something upwards b) to be thrust upwards …   Wiktionary

  • upthrust — Смотри Подпор …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • upthrust — n. upward push; raised area of land (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • upthrust — up•thrust [[t]ˈʌpˌθrʌst[/t]] n. 1) a thrust in an upward direction 2) gel Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth s crust • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang