obsequent

adjective
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

obsequent

noun
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plural -s

Definition of obsequent (Entry 2 of 2)

: an obsequent stream

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Adjective

Latin obsequent-, obsequens, present participle

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“Obsequent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obsequent. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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