Definition of Downthrow

1. n. The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See Throw, n.



Definition of Downthrow

1. Noun. (geology) A depression of the strata on one side of a fault ¹

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Definition of Downthrow

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Medical Definition of Downthrow

1. The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downthrow

downsteepy
downstep
downsteps
downstream
downstream processing
downstroke
downstrokes
downstroy
downstroyed
downstroying
downstroys
downstyle
downswing
downswings
downtempo
downthrow (current term)
downthrows
downtick
downticks
downtime
downtimes
downto
downtown
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downtowners
downtowns
downtrend
downtrended
downtrending
downtrends

Literary usage of Downthrow

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1. Earth Sculpture; Or, The Origin of Land-forms by James Geikie (1898)
"NORMAL FAULT, WITH HIGH GROUND ON downthrow SIDE. the same level. ... 61 the hard rock a forms an eminence, although it is on the downthrow side of the ..."

2. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"EFFECT PRODUCED ON OUTCROPS BY STRIKE-FAULT, WITH downthrow AGAINST THE DIP, FIG. 42.—EFFECT PRODUCED ON OUTCROPS BY STRIKE-FAULT WITH A DIMINISHING DOWN- ..."

3. The Craven and North-west Yorkshire Highlands by Harry Speight (1892)
"... Fault—Their several directions explained—Immensity of the downthrow—Analysis of the Ingleton Faults—The age of the Craven Fault—Igneous Dykes—Effects of ..."

4. Summary of Progress of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum by Geological Survey of Great Britain (1903)
"The Hendre Fault, which runs from the alluvium of the Loughor at Erw-wastad-fach, is a downthrow west, and displaces the crop of the cockshot band at ..."

5. Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society by Liverpool Geological Society (1900)
"Hade W. downthrow SO feet. This Fault is just west of Russell Street, under the yards ... Hade If. downthrow 50 feet. This Fault is a little to the west of ..."

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