What is the difference between an anticline and a syncline?

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What is the difference between an anticline and a syncline?

Syncline:

Syncline is a structure in geology in which layers of rock are curved or folded downward with the younger layers of rock at the center of the fold. Syncline folds are caused by tectonics forces throughout the Earth's crust.

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The main difference between an anticline and a syncline is that an anticline is an arch-like or upward fold in the layers of rock, while a syncline is...

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Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types

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