Meaning orogeny
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A major episode of plate tectonic activity in which lithospheric plates collide and produce mountain belts, in some cases including the formation of subduction zones and igneous activity. Thrust fault [..]
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"mountain forming," 1890, from French orogénie; see oro- + -geny. Related: Orogenic.
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the way mountains are formed.
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(Gk: oros=mountain; geny=forming) a period of mountain building which could last for millions of years. orogenesis is the process of mountain building, such as folding, faulting and thrusting of the e [..]
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This is the process of mountain building or orogenesis.  An orogeny is a period of time where mountain building occurs.
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(n) the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
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The tectonic processes of folding, faulting, and uplifting of the Earth’s crust that result in the formation of mountains.
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The geological term for mountain building, and it is usually associated with a specific historic event such as the Antler orogeny, or the Taconian orogeny.
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An episode of mountain building and/or intense rock deformation.
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A mountain-building episode in which large sections of the Earth’s crust are uplifted. Example: The Laramide Orogeny that created North America’s modern Rocky Mountains.
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period of mountain-building.
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(geology) the process of mountain building by the upward folding of the Earth's crust. * '''2004''', Richard Fortey, ''The Earth'', Folio Society 2011, p. 102: *: When I asked Geoff Milnes what ag [..]
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