TERMIUM Plus®

The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

SINISTRAL DISPLACEMENT [1 record]

Record 1 2008-10-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
DEF

Movement on a strike-slip fault in which the block on the opposite side of the fault from the observer moves toward the left.

CONT

Left-lateral motion. On a strike-slip fault, if one stands on one side of the slip facing it, the other side is displaced to the left.

CONT

Sinistral or left lateral movement. Movement is sinistral (left handed) if the block on the other side of the fault moves to the left, or if straddling the fault the left side moves toward the observer.

CONT

Left lateral motion may prove an important element in the pre-Tertiary history of southern British Columbia.

OBS

left-lateral motion; sinistral displacement: terms used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
OBS

mouvement senestre : terme en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

Save record 1

Copyright notice for the TERMIUM Plus® data bank

© Public Services and Procurement Canada, 2022
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank
A product of the Translation Bureau

Features

Language Portal of Canada

Access a collection of Canadian resources on all aspects of English and French, including quizzes.

Writing tools

The Language Portal’s writing tools have a new look! Easy to consult, they give you access to a wealth of information that will help you write better in English and French.

Glossaries and vocabularies

Access Translation Bureau glossaries and vocabularies.

Date Modified: