recurrent folding

recurrent folding

[ri′kər·ənt ′fōld·iŋ]
(geology)
A type of folding due to periodic deformation or subsidence and characterized by thinning or possible disappearance of formations at the crest. Also known as revived folding.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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