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5.3: Folds

Difficulty Level: Basic Created by: CK-12
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anticline

Fold that arches upward; older rocks are in the center, and younger rocks are at the outside.

basin

Circular syncline; oldest rocks are in the center, and the youngest are on the outside.

dome

Circular anticline; oldest rocks are in the center, and the youngest are on the outside.

fold

Bend in a set of rocks caused by compression.

monocline

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

syncline

Fold in the rocks that bends downward; the youngest rocks are at the center.

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Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
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Aug 29, 2016
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