a) [ landform ]
   A unit of folded strata that dips from the horizontal in one direction only, is not part of an anticline or syncline, and occurs at the earth’s surface. This structure is typically present in plateau areas where nearly flat strata locally assume steep dips caused by differential vertical movements without faulting.
   Compare: anticline, syncline, fold.
   SW & HP.
    b) [ structural geology ]
   A local steepening in an otherwise uniform gentle dip.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • monocline — noun Date: 1879 an oblique geologic fold …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • monocline — [ mɒnə(ʊ)klʌɪn] noun Geology a bend in rock strata that are otherwise uniformly dipping or horizontal. Derivatives monoclinal adjective Origin C19: from mono + Gk klinein to lean …   English new terms dictionary

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