Syn*cli"nal (?), a. [Gr. to incline together; with + to incline.]


Inclined downward from opposite directions, so as to meet in a common point or line.

2. Geol.

Formed by strata dipping toward a common line or plane; as, a synclinal trough or valley; a synclinal fold; -- opposed to anticlinal.

⇒ A downward flexure in the case of folded rocks makes a synclinal axis, and the alternating upward flexure an anticlinal axis.


© Webster 1913.

Syn*cli"nal, n. Geol.

A synclinal fold.


© Webster 1913.

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