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Definitions of JOINTS
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In geol., the fissures or rents which divide rock-masses into blocks more or less regular-referring the direction of joints in stratified rocks to lines of upheaval,-those which run parallel to the strike are called strike joints; those parallel to the dip, dip joints; and all others diagonal joints.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.