Character 11
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Pronunciations /dʒiːəʊˈsɪŋklʌɪn/

Definitions and meanings of "Geosyncline"

What do we mean by geosyncline?

A usually elongate, basinlike depression along the edge of a continent, in which a thick sequence of sediments and volcanic deposits has accumulated. noun

In geology, a considerable tract in which the strata are bent into a great trough with many minor undulations on the flanks. noun

A large, linear depression in the Earth's crust in which sediment accumulates. noun

A large, linear depression in the Earth's crust in which sediment accumulates.

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The word "geosyncline" in example sentences

The park's principal geomorphic feature is the north-east to south-east geosyncline which is surrounded by raised folds and high mountains. ❋ Unknown (2008)

"geosyncline," a vast trough, or cradle, being slowly filled with sediment brought down by the rivers from the adjoining shores. ❋ John Burroughs (1879)

Well, where it faltered was at the edge of a geosyncline, the orogenesis is much later than this area. ❋ Unknown (2010)

This ecoregion is relatively young, perhaps less than 10,000 years old, and developed in a great geosyncline between the Guiana Plateau and the Andes Range. ❋ Unknown (2007)

"Evidently then," continued the professor, "the atoll is simply an annular terminal moraine of detritus shed alluvially into the sea, thus leaving a geosyncline of volcanic ash embedded with an occasional trilobite and the fragments of scoria, upon which we now stand." ❋ Unknown (1911)

Now, let us suppose, in the trough of the geosyncline, and upon the top of the normal layer, a deposit of, say, 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of sediments is formed during a long period of continental denudation. ❋ John Joly (1895)

Mesozoic times had collected in the geosyncline formed by their own ever increasing weight. ❋ John Joly (1895)

Again, the ancient and modern volcanoes and earthquakes of Europe are associated with the geosyncline of the greater Mediterranean, the ❋ John Joly (1895)

When yielding has begun in any geosyncline, and the materials are faulted and overthrust, there results a considerably increased thickness. ❋ John Joly (1895)

The mountain range can only arise where the geosyncline is deeply filled by long ages of sedimentation. ❋ John Joly (1895)

The Alps and the Himalayas, much younger than our Appalachians, were also begotten and nursed in the cradle of a vast geosyncline in the ❋ John Burroughs (1879)

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