- An open exposure of bedrock or otherwise buried material .
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outcrop — ► NOUN ▪ a part of a rock formation that is visible on the surface. ► VERB (outcropped, outcropping) ▪ appear as an outcrop … English terms dictionary
Outcrop — Out crop , n. (Geol.) (a) The coming out of a stratum to the surface of the ground. Lyell. (b) That part of inclined strata which appears at the surface; basset. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Outcrop — Out*crop , v. i. (Geol.) To come out to the surface of the ground; said of strata. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
outcrop — (n.) 1805, in geology, exposure of rocks at the surface, from OUT (Cf. out) + CROP (Cf. crop) (q.v.) in its sense of sprout, head … Etymology dictionary
outcrop — [out′kräp΄; ] for v. [ out′kräp′] n. 1. a breaking forth; specif., the emergence of a mineral from the earth so as to be exposed on the surface 2. the mineral that so emerges vi. outcropped, outcropping 1. to emerge from the earth in this way 2.… … English World dictionary
Outcrop — An outcrop is a visible exposure of bedrock or ancient superficial deposits on the surface of the Earth.  View of a bedrock outcrop near San Carlos Water, Falklands Islands. As exemplified in the picture an outcrop has to be immersed in soil… … Wikipedia
outcrop — n. /owt krop /; v. /owt krop /, n., v., outcropped, outcropping. n. 1. Geol. a. a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth. b. the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein. 2. something that emerges suddenly or violently … Universalium
outcrop — [[t]a͟ʊtkrɒp[/t]] outcrops N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n An outcrop is a large area of rock sticking out of the ground. ...an outcrop of rugged granite. ...rocky outcrops, covered in trees and bushes. (in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use… … English dictionary
outcrop — UK [ˈaʊtˌkrɒp] / US [ˈaʊtˌkrɑp] noun [countable] Word forms outcrop : singular outcrop plural outcrops a rock, or a group of rocks, that sticks up out of the ground … English dictionary
outcrop — noun Outcrop is used after these nouns: ↑rock … Collocations dictionary
outcrop — a) That part of a geologic formation or structure that appears at the surface of the earth. b) [ soil survey ] An actual exposure of bedrock at or above the ground surface; the miscellaneous area rock outcrop. Compare: cliff,… … Glossary of landform and geologic terms