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OUTCROPPING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does outcropping mean? 

OUTCROPPING (noun)
  The noun OUTCROPPING has 1 sense:

1. the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

  Familiarity information: OUTCROPPING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OUTCROPPING (noun)


Sense 1outcropping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

outcrop; outcropping; rock outcrop

Hypernyms ("outcropping" is a kind of...):

rock; stone (a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "outcropping"):

belay (something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured)

outthrust (an outcropping of rock that extends outward)


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