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Explain Monocline

Monocline Explained!

Monocline Technical Terms

Monocline: 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. GG

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