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1. n. [Geology]

An intrusive rock that invades preexisting rocks, commonly in a tabular shape that cuts vertically or nearly vertically across preexisting layers. Dikes form from igneous and sedimentary rocks.

Synonyms: dyke

See: igneoussedimentary

Lithologic contact of dike and gneiss
Lithologic contact of dike and gneiss.