Meaning of upwarp in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌpwɔːp/


  • A broad elevated area of the earth's surface.

    • ‘Like the African examples, the Rhine rift is associated with volcanism and with a regional upwarp that forms raised borders to the rift.’


be upwarped
  • (of part of the earth's surface) be elevated to form an upwarp.

    ‘The seismic section shows upwarped reflectors in the upper crust which may be related to this convergence.’
    • ‘Most of South Africa consists of a vast plateau with upwarped rims, bounded by an escarpment.’
    • ‘Probably no remnants of the upwarped surface remain on the mountain tops of New England.’
    • ‘Although each mountain range has a unique set of characteristics, a particular mountain can be structurally classified as upwarped, volcanic, fault-block, or folded.’