Definition of Geosynclinal

1. n. the downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; -- opposed to geanticlinal.



Definition of Geosynclinal

1. Noun. (geology) The downward bend or subsidence of the Earth's crust, which permits the gradual accumulation of sediment and hence forms the first step in the formation of a mountain range. ¹

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Definition of Geosynclinal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Geosynclinal

1. The downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; opposed to geanticlinal. Origin: Gr, the earth + E. Synclinal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geosynclinal

geostatistics
geostrategic
geostrategies
geostrategist
geostrategists
geostrategy
geostrophic
geostrophic wind
geostrophic wind level
geostrophically
geosurveillance
geosynchronous
geosynchronous orbit
geosynchronously
geosynchrotron
geosynclinal (current term)
geosynclinals
geosyncline
geosynclines
geosystem
geotactic
geotag
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geotarget
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geotargeting
geotaxes
geotaxis

Literary usage of Geosynclinal

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1. A Century of Science in America: With Special Reference to the American by Edward Salisbury Dana, Charles Schuchert (1918)
"The prominence and importance in orography of the mountain individualities described above as originating through a geosynclinal make it desirable that they ..."

2. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"Rocky Mountain geosynclinal at the 49/A Parallel. (RA Daly, Memoir No. 38, Geol. ... Cretaceous geosynclinal in Cascade Range, 49th Parallel. ..."

3. World-life; Or, Comparative Geology by Alexander Winchell (1888)
"The geosynclinal refused to be further depressed. The plastic mass yielded by collapse. The result was an enormous amount of crumpling, plication and ..."

4. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1907)
"Haug expresses the view that in the vast majority of cases a correspondence exists between the axes of folds subsequently developed in a geosynclinal and ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1880)
"Through the Slow Progress cf a geosynclinal and of Sedimentary ... As a preparatory step, a geosynclinal gradually deepens through a very long era, ..."

6. Volcanoes: What They are and what They Teach by John Wesley Judd (1903)
"But in all cases we have evidence of the production of a geosynclinal, ... Professor Dana has shown that the geosynclinal of the Appalachian chain. was made ..."

7. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1876)
"Did the same geosynclinal trough extend in the opposite direction from the Kanawha Valley, fe, to the northeast through Pennsylvania? ..."

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