- Process by which
mountain structures develop.
Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982.
Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
- The process by which structures within fold-belt mountainous areas were
formed, including thrusting, folding, and faulting in the outer and higher
layers, and plastic folding, metamorphism, and plutonism in the inner and
deeper layers. Syn: orogenesis;
orogenic; orogenetic. AGI
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