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: dipping from a center toward all points of the compass
a quaquaversal domal structure
used especially of geological formations
opposed to centroclinal
contrasted with partiversal
compare dome sense 7a


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plural -s
: a quaquaversal dome, ridge, or structure

Word History



Latin quaqua versus turned in every direction (from quaqua wherever, in whatever direction, in every direction—from ablative feminine of quisquis whoever, every, reduplication of quis who—+ versus, past participle of vertere to turn) + English -al

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“Quaquaversal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaquaversal. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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