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parallel fold

1. n. []

The deformation of rock layers in which the thickness of each layer, measured perpendicular to initial (undeformed) layering, is maintained after the rock layers have been folded.

Synonyms: concentric fold

See: foldharmonicsimilar fold

Comparison of concentric versus similar folds.