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plication

[plī′kā·shən]
(geology)
Intense, small-scale folding.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Plication

 

small-scale folding usually observed in dense sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and occurring in thin layers as a result of tectonic deformations in highly plastic rocks.

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