Meaning of OUTCROP in English

I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: out (III) + crop (after crop out, v.)


a. : a coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground

b. : the part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground

2. : a breaking out : a coming to the surface

the recent outcrop of unofficial strikes — Economist

recurrent outcrops of a heavy and pedantic philosophical jargon — Times Literary Supplement

II. (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb

1. : to come out to the surface of the ground

younger rocks outcrop progressively towards the west — A.T.Grove

2. : to come to the surface : become manifest

originality outcrops in the course of planning — Psychiatry

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