upthrust up·thrust n

upthrust up·thrust n
['ʌpˌθrʌst]
(gen) Phys spinta verso l'alto, Geol sollevamento

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  • upthrust — adjective thrust upwards. → upthrust upthrust noun 1》 Physics the upward force that a fluid exerts on a body floating in it. 2》 Geology the upward movement of part of the earth s surface. verb [usu. as adjective upthrust] thrust upwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • upthrust — [up′thrust΄] n. 1. an upward push or thrust 2. Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth s crust …   English World dictionary

  • upthrust — /up thrust /, n. 1. a thrust in an upward direction. 2. a sudden and forceful upward movement, as of a nation s economy or the stock market: Market observers are hoping the upthrust can be sustained. 3. Geol. an upheaval. v.i. 4. to thrust upward …   Universalium

  • upthrust — I. Date: 1845 transitive verb to thrust up; especially to elevate (a part of the earth s surface) in an upthrust intransitive verb to rise with an upward thrust II. noun Date: 1846 an upward thrust; specifically an uplift of part of the earth s… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • upthrust — /ˈʌpθrʌst/ (say upthrust) noun 1. a thrust in an upward direction. 2. Geology an upheaval or uplift …  

  • upthrust — 1. noun a) an upward thrust b) buoyancy 2. verb a) to thrust something upwards b) to be thrust upwards …   Wiktionary

  • upthrust — up•thrust [[t]ˈʌpˌθrʌst[/t]] n. 1) a thrust in an upward direction 2) gel Geol. an upheaval of a part of the earth s crust • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • upthrust —     a) An upheaval of rock; said preferably of a violent upheaval.     b) A high angle gravity or thrust fault in which the relatively upthrown side was the active (moving) element.    HP …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • upthrust — n. 1 upward thrust, e.g. of a fluid on an immersed body. 2 Geol. = UPHEAVAL …   Useful english dictionary

  • up|thrust — «noun. UHP THRUHST; verb. uhp THRUHST», noun, verb. –n. 1. an upward push. 2. Geology. an upward movement of part of the earth s crust. –v.t. to push up, as in an upthrust: »The region as a whole consists of a geological anticline,…upthrust by an …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aircraft — An aircraft is a vehicle which is able to fly through the Earth s atmosphere or through any other atmosphere. Rocket vehicles are not aircraft if they are not supported by the surrounding air. All the human activity which surrounds aircraft is… …   Wikipedia

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