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6.3: Folds

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anticline

A fold that arches upward; older rocks are in the center and younger rocks are at the outside.

basin

A circular anticline; oldest rocks are in the center and the youngest are on the outside.

dome

A circular anticline; oldest rocks are in the center and youngest are on the outside.

fold

A bend in a set of rocks caused be compression.

monocline

A bend in a set of rocks that causes them to be inclined relative to the horizontal.

syncline

A fold in the rocks that bends downward, in which the youngest rocks are at the center.

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