quaquaversal

adjective
qua·​qua·​ver·​sal | \ ¦kwākwə¦vərsəl \

Definition of quaquaversal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

quaquaversal

noun
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plural -s

Definition of quaquaversal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a quaquaversal dome, ridge, or structure

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Other Words from quaquaversal

Adjective

quaquaversally \ -​səlē \ adverb

History and Etymology for quaquaversal

Adjective

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 17 Jan. 2022.

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