Definition of isoclinal in English:

isoclinal

Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈklīnl//ˌīsōˈklīnl/

adjective

Geology
  • Denoting a fold of strata so acute that the two limbs are parallel.

    • ‘Large tight or isoclinal folds with limbs several tens of metres long occur locally.’
    • ‘However, quarry outcrops of mainly white halitic mylonites display isoclinal folds that suggest a more impressive past.’
    • ‘Asymmetrical folds and axial planar quartz veins, isoclinal and rootless folds and boudinage of chert layers are common.’
    • ‘Even the youngest Triassic rocks are strongly folded, in places by isoclinal, recumbent folds.’
    • ‘These isoclinal folds deform ‘early’ domains which record a pre-Main Central Thrust compositional banding.’

Origin

Mid 19th century (denoting equal magnetic inclination): from iso- equal + Greek klinein to lean, slope + -al.

Pronunciation:

isoclinal

/ˌīsəˈklīnl//ˌīsōˈklīnl/