strike slip

strike slip
: the part of a fault displacement that is recorded by the separation of originally continuous beds or veins measured horizontally in the plane of the fault

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strike-slip, adj.
the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • strike slip — strike slip, adj. Geol. the component of slip on a fault parallel with the linear extension or strike of the fault. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • strike-slip — noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1964 1. a fault about which movement is predominantly horizontal 2. a slipping movement along the strike of a fault < strike slip earthquakes > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Strike-slip tectonics — is concerned with the structures formed by, and the tectonic processes associated with, zones of lateral displacement within the crust or lithosphere.Areas of strike slip tectonics are associated with* Continental transform (conservative) plate… …   Wikipedia

  • strike-slip fault — noun a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally • Hypernyms: ↑fault, ↑faulting, ↑geological fault, ↑shift, ↑fracture, ↑break * * * strikeˈ slip fault noun (geology) A fault in which movement is p …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike-slip fault — noun A fault where two blocks move horizontally in opposite directions along the fault line …   Wiktionary

  • strike-slip fault — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A nearly vertical fault with side slipping displacement …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • strike-slip fault — noun Geology a fault in which rock strata are displaced mainly in a horizontal direction, parallel to the line of the fault …   English new terms dictionary

  • Slip — may refer to:* Packing slip, a shipping document that accompanies delivery packages * Slipway, a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water * Ferry slip, a specialized docking facility that receives a ferryboat * …   Wikipedia

  • strike-slipfault — strike slip fault (strīkʹslĭpʹ) n. Geology A fault in which surfaces on opposite sides of the fault plane have moved horizontally and parallel to the strike of the fault. * * * …   Universalium

  • strike — strikeless, adj. /struyk/, v., struck or (Obs.) strook; struck or (esp. for 31 34) stricken or (Obs.) strook; striking; n., adj. v.t. 1. to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit …   Universalium

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