asymmetrical bedding

asymmetrical bedding

[¦ā·sə¦me·tri·kəl ′bed·iŋ]
(geology)
An order in which lithologic types or facies follow one another in a circuitous arrangement so that, for example, the sequence of types 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 indicates asymmetry (while the sequence 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1 indicates symmetrical bedding).
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