Definition of monoclinal in English:

monoclinal

adjective

Geology

See monocline

‘The conspicuous monoclinal folding of Caledonian nappes in the half-graben above the Hardangerfjord Shear Zone is the most outstanding expression associated with the shear zone.’
  • ‘The result is a monoclinal rollover anticline, its tightness increasing progressively with continued fault displacement.’
  • ‘The subhorizontal or gently northwest-dipping stratification of the nappe stack would rotate during the shearing to form the monoclinal structure.’
  • ‘The rocks are deformed into kilometre-scale monoclinal folds, the axes of which plunge moderately to steeply north northwest.’
  • ‘Movement along the fault involved sharp monoclinal folding of the limestone, which shifted loose blocks within the cavern to the northeast as the entire cavern was tilted in that direction.’

Pronunciation

monoclinal

/ˌmänəˈklīnl/ /ˌmɑnəˈklaɪnl/