orogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From orogeny +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɒɹə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/

Adjective[edit]

orogenic (comparative more orogenic, superlative most orogenic)

  1. (geology) Concerned with orogeny; pertaining to the creation of mountains.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 116:
      For Suess, summing up folding and thrusting in a dozen mountain chains, orogenic events happened when the earth shrugged violently and pulled itself together.

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