Definition of en échelon in English:

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en échelon

Pronunciation: /än ˈeSHəˌlän/

adjective& adverb

chiefly Geology
In approximately parallel formation at an oblique angle to a particular direction.
Example sentences
  • Without such detailed observations, it is not possible to identify the processes responsible for the formation of these en echelon cracks, nor assess their potential for future slope failure.


Early 19th century: French, literally 'in rung formation'.

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Syllabification: en éch·e·lon

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