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similar fold

1. n. []

A type of fold in which the thickness of the layers remains constant when measured parallel to the axial surface and the layers have the same wave shape, but the thickness along each layer varies. The folded layers tend to be thicker in the hinge of the fold and thinner along the limbs of the fold.

See: concentric foldfoldharmonicparallel fold

Comparison of concentric versus similar folds.