inverted relief

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Inverse relationship between a land-form and the underlying geologic structure, as when a hill is developed in a syncline and a valley in an anticline. It is a stage beyond the ‘normal’ or Jura-type relief which is characterized by anticlinal hills and synclinal valleys. The term also denotes the more general case in which, through erosion, a hill becomes a valley or vice versa.

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