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out•crop



Pronunciation: (
n.out'krop";
v.out"krop'),
[key]
n., v., -cropped, -crop•ping.


n.
1. Geol.
a. a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth.
b. the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
2. something that emerges suddenly or violently in the manner of an outcrop; outbreak: an outcrop of student demonstrations.

v.i.
to crop out, as strata.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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