n. The tectonic processes of folding, faulting, and uplifting of the earth`s crust that result in the formation of mountains.
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[n] - the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth`s crust)
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noun the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth`s crust)
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mountain-building event, generally one that occurs in geosynclinal areas. In contrast to epeirogeny, an orogeny tends to occur during a relatively ... [12 related articles]
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orogeny The process of mountain building or formation; especially, by folding and faulting of the earth's crust and by plastic folding, metamorphism, and the intrusion of magmas in the lower parts of the lithosphere. Unlike epeirogeny, orogeny usually affects smaller regions and is associated with ...
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Orogeny refers to forces and events leading to a severe structural deformation of the Earth`s lithosphere (crust and uppermost mantle) due to the engagement of tectonic plates. Response to such engagement results in the formation of long tracts of highly deformed rock called orogens or orogenic bel...
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(Gk: oros=mountain; geny=forming) a period of mountain building which could last for millions of years. orogenesis is the process of mountain building, such as folding, faulting and thrusting of the earth's surface.
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1) Geologic process 2) Geological process
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