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upwarp

Line breaks: up¦warp
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpwɔːp
 
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Geology

Definition of upwarp in English:

noun

A broad elevated area of the earth’s surface.
Example sentences
  • Like the African examples, the Rhine rift is associated with volcanism and with a regional upwarp that forms raised borders to the rift.

verb

(be upwarped) Back to top  
(Of part of the earth’s surface) be elevated to form an upwarp.
Example sentences
  • The seismic section shows upwarped reflectors in the upper crust which may be related to this convergence.
  • Most of South Africa consists of a vast plateau with upwarped rims, bounded by an escarpment.
  • Probably no remnants of the upwarped surface remain on the mountain tops of New England.

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