orogeny

orogeny

/ɒˈrɒdʒəni/
noun
mass noun – Geology
A process in which a section of the earth’s crust is folded and deformed by lateral compression to form a mountain range.
count noun ‘the Hercynian and Alpine orogenies’

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Let me just slip this one in sideways. Mountaineers mount their magnificent mounds thanks to our planet’s orogeny. (They have heaps of fun in the process.)

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