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incompetent

1. adj. [Geology]

Pertaining to strata that are relatively ductile and tend to flow under stress rather than deform by brittle faulting or fracturing. The bed thickness of incompetent beds tends to change during deformation.

Antonyms: competent

See: bed thicknessfaultfracture

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