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Definition of Shear (geology)

Shear (geology) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Shear is the response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress and forms particular textures. Shear can be homogeneous or non-homogeneous, and may be pure shear or simple shear. Study of geological shear is related to the study of structural geology, rock microstructure or rock texture and fault mechanics.

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