orogeny
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1890 the process of mountain formation especially by folding of the earth's crust • orogenic adjective

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  • orogeny — mountain forming, 1890, from Fr. orogénie; see ORO (Cf. oro ) + GENY (Cf. geny) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orogeny — [ôr΄ō jen′ə sisō räj′ə nē] n. pl. orogenies [ ORO + GENY] the formation of mountains through structural disturbance of the earth s crust, esp. by folding and faulting: also called orogenesis [ôr΄ō jen′ə sis] orogenic [ôr΄ōjen′ik] adj. orogenetic… …   English World dictionary

  • Orogeny — Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)   Shield …   Wikipedia

  • orogeny — orogenic /awr euh jen ik, or euh /, orogenetic, adj. /aw roj euh nee, oh roj /, n. Geol. the process of mountain making or upheaval. Also called orogenesis /awr euh jen euh sis, or euh /. [1885 90; ORO 1 + GENY] * * * I Mountain building event,… …   Universalium

  • orogeny — noun the process of mountain building by the upward folding of the Earths crust …   Wiktionary

  • orogeny — n. formation of mountains, process of mountain formation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orogeny — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A term which describes the process of forming mountains, particularly by folding and thrusting (AGI, 1976, p. 308) …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • orogeny — [ɒ rɒdʒəni] noun Geology a process in which a section of the earth s crust is folded and deformed by lateral compression to form a mountain range. Derivatives orogenesis noun orogenic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • orogeny — orog·e·ny …   English syllables

  • orogeny — o•rog•e•ny [[t]ɔˈrɒdʒ ə ni, oʊˈrɒdʒ [/t]] n. gel the process of mountain formation or upheaval • Etymology: 1885–90 or•o•gen•ic ˌɔr əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌɒr ə adj …   From formal English to slang

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