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Chapter 17- Definitions Christian Smith Accretionary wedge- is formed from sediments that are accreted onto the non- subducting tectonic plate at a convergent plate boundary. Active continental margin- is found on the leading edge of the continent where it is crashing into an oceanic plate. Anticline- is a fold that is convex up and has its oldest beds at its core. Basin- a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. Brittle failure- a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. Deformation- the action or process of changing in shape or distorting, especially through the application of pressure. Dip-slip fault- are inclined fractures where the blocks have mostly shifted vertically. Dome- is an architectural element that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. Ductile deformation- Any material that breaks into pieces exhibits brittle behavior.
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  • Spring '13
  • NguyenVanVuong
  • Plate Tectonics, Christian Smith, Convergent plate boundary, Normal fault- occurs, nonsubducting tectonic plate, fault- type

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