Outcrop

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British pronunciation/ˈa‍ʊtkɹɒp/
American pronunciation/ˈaʊtkɹɑːp/
Outcrop
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a visible exposure of rock or geological strata at the Earth's surface, often occurring on hillsides, cliffs, or other elevated areas, providing insight into the underlying geological structure

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outcrop definition and meaning
to outcrop
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appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground

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The outcrop on the canyon wall displayed a striking array of colors, indicating different mineral content in the rock layers.
Geologists often study outcrops to observe and analyze the composition, structure, and sequence of rocks.
The construction project was temporarily halted as the engineers examined the outcrop to ensure stable ground conditions.
Hiking along the trail, we encountered an impressive outcrop of sedimentary rock, revealing layers formed over millions of years.
Fossils embedded in the outcrop offered a glimpse into the prehistoric life that once inhabited the region.
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