diapiric
adjective see diapir

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • diapiric — di·a·pir·ic …   English syllables

  • diapiric — adjective see diapir * * * diapirˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑diapir …   Useful english dictionary

  • diapir — diapiric /duy euh pir ik/, adj. /duy euh pear /, n. Geol. a dome, or anticline, the upper regions of which have been ruptured and penetrated by material squeezed up from below. Cf. plume (def. 10), salt dome. [1915 20; < F, said to be < Gk… …   Universalium

  • salt dome — Geol. a domelike rock structure that is formed beneath the earth s surface by the upward movement of a mass of salt, may reach thousands of feet in vertical extent, and is more or less circular in plan: often associated with oil and gas pools. Cf …   Universalium

  • Pilbara craton — The Pilbara craton (the Pilbara province in northwest Western Australia), along with the Kaapvaal craton (the Kaapvaal province of South Africa) are the only remaining areas of pristine Archaean 3.6 2.7 Ga crust on Earth. Similarities of their… …   Wikipedia

  • Precambrian time — Interval of geologic time from с 3. 8 billion years ago, the age of the oldest known rocks, to 544 million years ago, the beginning of the Cambrian Period. This interval represents more than 80% of the geologic record and thus provides important… …   Universalium

  • di|a|pir|ic — «DY uh PIHR ihk», adjective. of or by diapirs: »diapiric structures, diapiric intrusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY — Names The name Ereẓ Israel (the Land of Israel) designates the land which, according to the Bible was promised as an inheritance to the Israelite tribes. In the course of time it came to be regarded first by the Jews and then also by the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • diapir — noun Etymology: French, probably from Greek diapeirein to drive through, from dia + peirein to pierce; akin to Greek poros passage more at fare Date: 1918 an anticlinal fold in which a mobile core has broken through brittle overlying rocks •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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