deformation fabric

deformation fabric

[‚def·ər‚mā·shən ‚fab·rik]
(geology)
The space orientation of rock elements produced by external stress on the rock.
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Structures and associated foliations and cleavages affecting the Cambrian rocks are very similar in style, orientation, relative timing, and deformation fabrics to those affecting the adjacent Pennsylvanian rocks on Conanicut and Aquidneck islands.