synclinal ridge An elongated hill underlain by a syncline whose axis trends parallel with it. Its upstanding nature may result from the relative strength of a compressed downfold compared with the tensioninduced weakness of adjacent anticlines, but other explanations have been proposed. See also INVERTED RELIEF.
More From encyclopedia.com
strength , strength / streng(k)[unvoicedth]; stren[unvoicedth]/ • n. 1. the quality or state of being strong, in particular: ∎ physical power and energy: cyclin… Psychrometer , psychrometer A hygrometer that has a wet-bulb and a dry-bulb thermometer. See also whirling psychrometer. psychrometer Hygrometer with a wet-bulb and… Trend , trend / trend/ • n. a general direction in which something is developing or changing: an upward trend in sales and profit margins. ∎ a fashion: the l… Mie Scattering , Mie scattering The scattering of electromagnetic radiation, mainly in a forward direction, by spherical particles. The theory was proposed by Gustav… Microwave , microwave Electromagnetic radiation which has a wavelength between 100 μm and 30 cm and frequencies between 1 GHz and 300 GHz. Microwaves lie between… Britain, Ireland, France, and the Low Countries , hill / hil/ • n. 1. a naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain. ∎ a sloping piece of road or trail: they were climbing a st…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like