décollement

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décollement

[dā′käl·mənt]
(geology)
Folding or faulting of sedimentary beds by sliding over the underlying rock.
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Joints and decollement zones in Middle Devonian shales: Evidence for multiple deformation events in the central Appalachian Plateau.