clino-, clin-, -clinal, -cline, -clinic
(Greek: bed; slope, slant; to lean, leaning; an ecological term; in the sense of a slope or gradient)
2. Sloping downward from a common crest in opposite directions, as in an anticline 3. An arch-shaped fold in rock in which rock layers are upwardly convex.
The oldest rock layers form the core of the fold, and outward from the core progressively younger rocks occur.
Anticlines form many excellent hydrocarbon traps, particularly in folds with reservoir-quality rocks in their core and impermeable seals in the outer layers of the fold.
A syncline is the opposite type of fold, having downwardly convex layers with young rocks in the core.
2. An upward fold of stratified rock in which the sides slope down and away from the crest; the oldest rocks are in the center, and the youngest rocks are on the outside.
Oil may occur in the crest of anticlines.
2. A pair of straightedges hinged together so as to be adjustable to any angle.
Of course, when anyone is ill, he or she has a stronger preference for clinomania!
Some people who have clinophobia associate beds with the horror that they may fall asleep and never wake up again.
A grammatical case involves such declensions which are used to show their relations to other words: "I" is the nominative case; "me" is the objective case; and "my" is the possessive case.2. A refusal or a rejection: The declension the teacher made prohibited the children from leaving the group at any time during their field trip to the state fair.
3. A decrease or a waning of something: A declension of Jack’s fitness was noticeable after being in the hospital for two weeks following the operation on his knee.
4. A slope or a downgrade: After climbing up the mountain and enjoying the view, the group's declension back to their cabin took several hours, but they arrived there before it was dark.