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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A great downward flexure of the earth's crust.

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  • The park's principal geomorphic feature is the north-east to south-east geosyncline which is surrounded by raised folds and high mountains.
  • "geosyncline," a vast trough, or cradle, being slowly filled with sediment brought down by the rivers from the adjoining shores.
  • Well, where it faltered was at the edge of a geosyncline, the orogenesis is much later than this area.
  • This ecoregion is relatively young, perhaps less than 10,000 years old, and developed in a great geosyncline between the Guiana Plateau and the Andes Range. for more
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