Mountain chain

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Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 4 Feb 2018, Sunday

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An orogeny is an event that leads to a large structural deformation of the Earth’s lithosphere (crust and uppermost mantle) due to the interaction between tectonic plates. An orogen or orogenic belt develops when a continental plate crumples and is pushed upwards to form one or more mountain ranges; this involves many geological processes collectively called orogenesis.

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Orogeny is the primary mechanism by which mountains are built on continents.[citation needed] The word “orogeny” comes from Ancient Greek (ὄρος oros, “mountain” + γένεσις genesis for “creation, origin”). Though it was used before him, the term was employed by the American geologist G.K. Gilbert in 1890 to describe the process of mountain building as distinguished from epeirogeny.

Formation of an orogen is accomplished in part by the tectonic processes of subduction (where a continent rides forcefully over an oceanic plate (noncollisional orogens)) or convergence of two or more continents (collisional orogens).

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