Definition of back-arc in English:
Relating to or denoting the area behind an island arc: back-arc basin
More example sentences
- The Kinik rocks have characteristics of ophiolites formed in oceanic or back-arc basins rather than island-arc settings based on a number of observations.
- Deformation is complex, with normal faulting and strike-slip faulting in the geomorphological back-arc basin.
- What remains unclear is whether the rocks formed in an open ocean or a marginal back-arc basin associated with a subduction zone.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan