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syncline

syn·cline

syncline

 
pronunciation:
sIn klaIn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a formation of rock layers that incline upward from the median line or axis. (Cf. anticline.)
derivation: synclinal (adj.)
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The word syncline contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix "syn- " occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn- " assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-, syl-, and sys-.
synonyms:
com-
 
clin, cline Greek root that means lean, slope