perpendicular separation

noun

Definition of perpendicular separation

: the distance between the two dislocated parts of an originally continuous surface (as the top of a stratum) measured normal to the plane

called also stratigraphic separation

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“Perpendicular separation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perpendicular%20separation. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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