synclastic

adjective

syn·​clastic
(ˈ)si|n,
sə̇|,
|ŋ+
: curved toward the same side in all directions
used of a surface (as of a sphere) that in all directions around any point bends away from a tangent plane toward the same side
opposed to anticlastic

Word History

Etymology

syn- + Greek klastos broken + English -ic

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near synclastic

Cite this Entry

“Synclastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synclastic. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!