Quaquaversal
Quaquaversal Qua`qua*ver"sal, a. [L. quaqua wheresoever, whithersoever + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn.] 1. Turning or dipping in any or every direction. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) Dipping toward all points of the compass round a center, as beds of lava round a crater. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quaquaversal — means turned in whatever way , from Latin quisquis .In geology it means dipping in all directions . This would refer (for example) to the lava beds formed from the central crater of a dome shaped volcano.In Contemporary Fiction, this word has… …   Wikipedia

  • quaquaversal — [kwā΄kwə vʉr′səl] adj. [< LL quaquaversus (< L quaqua, in all directions, redupl. of qua, in what direction + versus, pp. of vertere, to turn: see VERSE) + AL] Geol. directed outward from a common center toward all points of the compass;… …   English World dictionary

  • quaquaversal — adjective /kweɪkwəˈvɜːsəl/ a) going off in all directions at once towards a center , 1990: She had a long look at him, and after having just spent hours with Frenesi’s face, found it easier now to make out, past the quaquaversal beard and smudged …   Wiktionary

  • quaquaversal — /kwakwəˈvɜsəl/ (say kwahkwuh versuhl) adjective turning in all ways from a central point: quaquaversal tiles. {Latin quaqua wherever + versus turned + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quaquaversal — quaquaversally, adv. /kway kweuh verr seuhl/, adj. (of a geological formation) sloping downward from the center in all directions. [1720 30; < L quaqua vers(us) lit., wheresoever turned, turned everywhere + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • quaquaversal — qua·qua·ver·sal …   English syllables

  • quaquaversal —   a. dipping in all directions; dome like …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • quaquaversal — adj. Geol. pointing in every direction. Etymology: LL quaquaversus f. quaqua wheresoever + versus towards …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quaquaversal tiling — The quaquaveral tiling is an nonperiodic three dimensional substitution tiling of space proposed by John Conway and Charles Radin. The basic solid tiles are half prisms arranged in a pattern which relies essentially on their previous construct,… …   Wikipedia

  • quaquaversal fold — A dome like structure of folded sedimentary rocks which dip uniformly outward from a central point …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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