ob·se·quent | \ ˈäbsəkwənt\
Definition of obsequent
(Entry 1 of 2)
2a of a stream : flowing in a direction opposite to that of the dip of the local strata and joining a subsequent valley developed along the strike of poorly resistant beds
b : produced by differential erosion of fault blocks and facing in a direction opposite to that of a previous fault scarp —used of fault-line scarps and cliffs
Definition of obsequent (Entry 2 of 2)
: an obsequent stream
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