Definition of upwarp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a very broad anticline with gently dipping limbs that is due to differential uplift

Definition of upwarp (Entry 2 of 2)

: to uplift differentially so as to produce an upwarp or a broad low arching of the surface the land to the northward had been upwarpedJournal of Geology

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History and Etymology for upwarp


up entry 2 + warp, noun

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“Upwarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upwarp. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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