hinge line


variants or less commonly hinge
: an imaginary line on the earth's surface which can be regarded as a boundary between a stable region and one undergoing upward or downward movement
: a line around which one wall of a fault may appear to have rotated with respect to the other wall
: the dorsal edge or border of a bivalve shell on which the hinge is situated

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“Hinge line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hinge%20line. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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