Overturned Fold

Science / Geology / Overturned Fold: A fold that has both limbs dipping in the same direction, resulting from one of those limbs being rotated through an angle of at least 90 degrees. Overturned folds are found in areas of intense deformation. The name overturned is given because the strata on one limb of the fold are 'overturned' or upside down.

Other Words for Fold

Fold Verb Synonyms: enclose, envelop, enfold, wrap, enwrap, clasp, clip, embrace, hug, gather
Fold Noun Synonyms: bend, ply, double (over or up), overlap, crease, pleat, gather, crimp
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Recumbent Fold

Science / Geology / Recumbent Fold: An overturned fold that has two limbs which are nearly horizontal. MORE

Overturned Fold

Science / Geology / Overturned Fold: A fold that has both limbs dipping in the same direction, resulting from one of those limbs being rotated through an angle of at least 90 degrees. Overturned folds are found in areas of intense deform MORE

Limb (Fold)

Science / Geology / Limb (Fold): The relatively planar part of a fold or of two adjacent folds (for example, the steeply dipping part of a stratum between an anticline and syncline). MORE

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