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Definition of "contractional" []

  • Of or related to contraction (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "contractional" in a sentence
  • "There are two well exhibited main features of the structural geology of the site, east-west trending extensional faults (the Abbotsbury-Ridgeway Fault and the Purbeck Fault), that have undergone contractional reactivation."
  • "It would seem that the rotation of the planet in the retrograde direction must have accelerated under the contractional cause, rather than have decreased and reversed in direction under an excessively feeble tidal cause."
  • "Survey, wrote an able paper criticizing my theory of mountain formation and especially combating every form of the so-called "contractional theory.""