quaquaversal


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quaquaversal

[¦kwä·kwə¦vər·səl]
(geology)
Of strata and geologic structures, dipping outward in all directions away from a central point.
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Repeated Trigrams: ASSASSIN, BARBARIC, CINCINNATE, DUMDUM, ENTENTE, FURFUR, GARGARISE, CHIHUAHUA, RINGING, JIG JIG, KINKING, LOGLOG, MURMUR, NONSENSE, ONIONING, PURPURIN, QUAQUAVERSAL, VERATRATE, ASSESSED, TINTING, HUBBUBBED, VALVAL, WOWWOW, PYOMYOMA, ZOOZOO
Nicholas Slonimsky described his music as "quaquaversal," which Chambers 20th Century Dictionary defines as "dipping outward in all directions from a center (geol.): facing or bending all ways." The key words in that definition for me are from a center.